Thursday 8 November 2018
Cosmic Dealer - Crystallization (1972)
The debut album from this Dutch band.
The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of percussion, flute, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
Some closer inspections and browsing through Youtube and Discogs sometimes brings up bands and albums well worth checking out.... Well, at least based on what others writes about these entities.
Cosmic Dealer released two albums. Both are reviewed in this blog/are to be reviewed in this blog.
The band's name made me believe this was a krautrock band. I was wrong.
The band plays hard rock with some psych and blues inspirations.
There are a lot of Led Zeppelin in their sound. There are also some krautrock hanging around too. The flute makes me think about Focus and Jethro Tull too.
The music is pretty hard rocking at times and blows the flies of the walls. The guitars are OK. The band has both a rhythm and a lead guitarist. That sets them a bit apart.
There is no real great music on this half an hour long album. There is no good music either. This album is still worth a listen or ten.
Check out this album.