Wednesday 9 October 2019
Pancake - Out Of The Ashes (1977)
The second album from this German band.
The band is a quintet with a lineup of clavinet, organ, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, grand piano, synths, violin, percussion and vocals.
I reviewed their third and final album No Illusions (1979) five years ago for # 1 of this blog. I was not impressed.
That album is pretty much different from what we get on Out Of The Ashes.
This album has it's roots in Pink Floyd and in particular......... Eloy. Add some symphonic krautrock too and you get this album.
The vocals are cool and so is the various tangents used here. There is a psych and a space rock feel over this album. And it is a good one too.
Eloy fans will love this album, I have no doubts about that.
Pancake is a bit more hard rocking, though. There is a lot of interesting details on these five long songs. A lot of long guitar solos.
I am pretty impressed by this good album and it is a bit of a hidden gem. I need to get their first album too... sometimes.... somewhere.