Thursday, 14 November 2019
East - A Szerelem Sivataga (1988)
The sixth album from this Hungarian band.
The band was an eight piece big band on this album with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, synth, trumpet, saxophone, drums, bass, percussion and vocals.
The band served the prog and rock scene behind the Iron Curtain with distinction throughout their career and is still regarded with fondness in Hungary and in the Eastern Europe.
It is no surprise that a band like East followed the trend and the other prog rock bands from both sides of the Iron Curtain, and went AOR and pop-rock.
That is indeed what they did here.
There is a lot of Pink Floyd, the latter days Pink Floyd, in their take on AOR.
The vocals is both female and male Magyar, the language in Hungary and parts of Romania.
The music is decent enough but not particular interesting. The music feels a bit overblown and overcooked.
The main problem is that the songs are not good enough and the music is not particular interesting at all. It is at times pleasant. But most of it is pretty dull.