Thursday, 11 July 2019
Easter Island - Now and Then (1979)
The debut album from this US band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of keyboards, synths, Mellotron, bass, drums, percussion, guitars and vocals.
This band was one of the many US prog bands who released a couple of albums and then disappeared again.
Easter Island plays a mix of Yes and ELP on this album. Their sound is very British and that makes the band a bit of an oddity in the US scene.
This album even include a suite too.
The music is indeed classical music inspired. The Mellotrons here also gives the album some classical music inspired symphonic prog influences. Well, that is the type of music this is.
The album is fifty minutes long and has a lot of good stuff for both symph prog fans and fans of other prog too. There is even some King Crimson influences here.
The vocals are really good and so is the Mellotron. Fans of Mellotrons should check out this album.
The sound is good and so is the music. It is an album well worth checking out.