Saturday, 22 June 2019
Autumn Breeze - Höstbris (1979)
The debut album from this Swedish band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of keyboards, clarinet, saxophone, flute, guitars, bass, drums, percussion and female vocals.
This band released this album in the 1970s and three more albums between 2009 and 2015. I reviewed one of these albums many years ago for # 1 of this blog. It was a good album.
The band was a child of it's time. That means a child of the prog scene.
And that explains a bit why I do not necessary want to label them as a symphonic prog band. This album has something more to it than just symphonic prog.
The influences from and on Kaipa is very evident. You find the same take on Swedish folk music as Kaipa did and still do.
Yes, there is some cool, laidback Swedish folk rock influenced symphonic prog here. There is also some fusion here and some more eclectic prog. There is also some more heavy prog.
All this is wrapped into a nice package of the Swedish symphonic prog sound.
Most of the music here is instrumental and it is meandering nicely throughout these forty minutes. The quality is somewhere between decent and good throughout this album.
It is an almost essential album for the fans of Swedish symphonic prog. The rest of you can bypass this album.