Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Birth Control - Backdoor Possibilities (1976)
The sixth album from this German band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of hammond organ, moog, electric piano, grand piano, guitars, bass, drums, synths, saxophone, percussion, tubular bells and vocals.
The first five Birth Control albums has opened my eyes to the delights of their music. Some considerable delights, that is. See my reviews of their albums somewhere else in this blog.
The band moved towards symphonic prog on this album..... and made a German symphonic prog album on Backdoor Possibilities. Yes, it is even a concept album !
Three medium long suites and two rather shorter songs are what we get here.
The band combines symphonic prog with some weird Canterbury prog on this album and creates their own world on this album.
Lots of strange guitar riffs and rhythm figures. Lots of strange melody lines performed on variout types of tangents. The sound is good. Ditto for the vocals too.
Backdoor Possibilities is a rather strange album, indeed.
Nevertheless, the band pulls it of. There is a lot to feel joyous about on this album. There is no great piece of music though on this album.
Nevertheless....... this is a good album.