Friday, 3 August 2018
Aurora - Aurora (1977)
The one and only album from this US band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of violin, bass, keyboards, guitars and drums.
The band existed around Jean Luc Ponty and his friends. It was a short lived band but they managed to release this album.
The music is fusion. There is no doubts about that.
The music is also a mix of Mahavishnu Orchestra and the above mentioned Jean Luc Ponty. There is a lot of violins here and that brings the thoughts to both of these bands.
There is also some hints of symphonic prog and jazz here. But mostly jazz.
There are a lot of guitar and violin solos here which drives the music forward.
I really love fusion and violin driven fusion. This album is not one of the best in the scene. Nevertheless, this is a good album and it is also a long album. So check it out.