Monday 19 August 2019

Energy - Energy (1974)

The one and only album from this Swedish band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of piano, Fender Rhodes, organ, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, percussion and some vocals.

The band was one of not so few Swedish fusion bands in the 1970s. The like of Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report made a huge impact in Sweden too.

Energy was one of the bands very inspired by Mahavishnu Orchestra. And it is difficult not to be inspired by this band. At least if you got the abilities as a musician.

Energy did not have Mahavishnu Orchestra's level of musicianship. They are not so intense either and the violin is not here. But the music is still pretty intense.

There is a lot of guitar solos and licks here. There is also a lot of organs here.

.... And halfway through this album, we get a Yes like song too.... Very peculiar. But the song is not bad at all. The vocals are at least good.

The rest of the album is pretty intense fusion. The likes of fans of Mahavishnu Orchestra will like.

The quality is good too. The band does a good job. It is still a pretty enjoyable album and another gem well worth checking out.

3 points

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