Sunday 20 May 2018
Morrigan. The - Spirit Of The Soup (1985)
The debut album from this British band.
The Morrigan was a trio with a lineup of flute, autoharp, bass, guitars, keyboards and vocals.
The band was a prolific folk rock and prog folk rock band during their days and released five albums. I thankfully got them and will review them this summer/you can find my reviews of their albums somewhere else in this blog.
The music on this album is pretty much basic folk rock. Steeleye Span is a good reference. Ditto for Fairport Convention.
The Irish folk rock scene has been a big influence on this album though. I would not label this as a Irish folk rock album. But it is still highly influences by this sound....... and by the English folk rock sound.
There is still a lot of progressive rock in their music too. The band was on the move towards progressive rock and that is evident on a couple of songs here.
The female vocals on this album is really cool and so is the keyboards. The musicians cannot be faulted at all.
The quality of the music on this fifty minutes long album is somewhere between decent and good. It is a very promising sounding album though and I get the feeling that this may not be a bad summer as I will be in the company of their albums.