Saturday 3 November 2018
Birth Control - Increase (1977)
The seventh album from this German band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars, synths, clavinet, mini-moog, polymoog, electric piano, percussion, alto sax and vocals.
After some good albums, the band reached 1977 and the maelstrom of various impulses which ruled that year. It was not a good year for music.
One of the main members left Birth Control and the drummer got a lot more influence than before. Which shows....
Increase gives us a mix of Latin-Rock, fusion, disco, Euro-rock and some progressive rock.
There is a lot of variation of styles on this forty minutes long album. From disco to pastoral progressive rock.
There is no real good songs here and the disco does nothing to improve my mood. I really abhor disco.
Some of the music, most of it, that is..... is really tacky and very outdated anno 2018. It sounds like a bad dream.
To be fair though, the music is decent throughout this album. There are even some borderline good music here. But this is not a good album, I am afraid.