Thursday 13 June 2019

Trout Cake - Ultrasounds (2014)

The one and only album from this US band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of saxophone, keyboards, drums, guitars, bass and vocals.

There is some oddities among the prog rock bands. Make that....... there are some really genre hopping bands in the prog rock scene.

Trout Cake is one of them.

The band is broadly speaking a Canterbury prog band although they are thousands of miles away from the Canterbury Cathedral.... physically.

Take a lot of fusion, add a lot of Gong, some Soft Machine, a lot of psych rock and a lot of avant-garde/RIO.

The music is weird and quirky, in other words.

It is mosty performed with a half-acoustic guitar, saxophone and an organ sounding keyboard. There are also some good vocals here.

The result is thirty-five minutes of good progressive rock and fusion. An album that does not have the big songs, but who still deliver the goods.

This album deserves a re-release on a bigger record label. 

3 points

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