Thursday 28 June 2018

Schtung - Schtung (1977)

The one and only album from this New Zealand band.

Schtung was a sextet with a lineup of sax, flute, bass, guitars, drums, percussion and vocals.

There is not many old or new progressive bands from New Zealand. So I tend to give those I find my attention and a review.

The band was short-lived. But it branched out to become a movie and TV scores business and Schtung Music now has offices in many countries. The band were closed down, though.

Strange story........

So is this album too. Or rather not so strange. The music is loosely based on symphonic prog. There is some Supertramp and Gong...... lots of Gong.... influences too. There is also lots of art-rock on this album too.

There is a lot of different styles meeting and colliding on this forty minutes long album. None of the eight tracks are good. The music is decent enough and this album is barely a footnote in the history of progressive rock and art-rock.

2 points


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