Sunday 16 June 2019

Try - Just A Try (1980)

The one and only album from this German band.

Try was a duo with a lineup of sitar, keyboards, mandolin and guitars.
Two guest musicians provided bass and vocals.

This album was released on an obscure German label on LP back in 1980 and re-released by the delightful Garden Of Delights in 1998.

A justifiable re-release although it may not sound like it from this review...

The band is sparsely instrumented but the music is still pretty symphonic... OK, this make sense when we hear the music and note the very evident Mike Oldfield and Anthony Phillips references.

There is also some Tangerine Dream on this album too.

The music is pretty ambient with the exception from the occasional electric guitar chugging riffs. They are rare on this album.

The music is ambient, but is still has some melodies and symphonic prog structures.

The album is forty minutes long and will delight fans of Oldfield and Phillips. The music is pretty good throughout and others will also find something to like here. It is a bit too ambient. Nevertheless, it is a decent to good album.

2.5 points

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