Sunday 4 November 2018
Urban Trapeze - Reactivated Tarkus (2006)
The one and only album from this Spanish band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of flute, keyboards, bass, drums and vocals.
The album is a bit unknown and this album was released by the band on their own. The band was from Catalonia too. They changed style to avant-garde rock, from what I have heard.
That was after the release as the music here is not avant-garde rock in any form or shape.
Take some Canterbury fusion, add some King Crimson, some Camel and a lot of Latin - American symphonic prog. You may end up with something like this.
I had expected a lot of ELP influences on this album as Tarkus is a word/name in the title of this album. I was wrong. Something I am not unhappy about.
There is a lot of South America in this Spanish band's take on symphonic prog. The flute and the keyboards is really warm and adds a lot of positives to this album. The pretty unassuming vocals are OK but nothing more than that.
The music is at times very interesting though and the band proves that they know their stuff.
This fifty minutes long album is an intriguing symphonic prog album who should interest everyone into this genre. It is also a good album who does not disappoint.