Wednesday 27 May 2020

Quintessence - Dive Deep (1971)

The third album from this British band.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of chimes, flutes, keyboards, guitars, bass, percussion, drums and vocals.
Some guest vocals added violin, tabla, tambura and backing vocals.

The band continued on with their mix of psych rock and raga rock.

Their first two records was a mixed bag of western music and hare krishna chants. The latter ones is not my style at all and I find this kind of music both dull and pretty worthless. 

The album starts out in the direction of Jefferson Airplane before the music mellows out a bit and become raga rock and religious in the hare krishna vein.

The musicians does their best in a lush soundscape. There are some powerful vocals here too and some really epic melody lines before the music goes hare krishna.

This is when we have to listen to hare krishna chants and endure it.

This forty minutes long album is pretty decent and has something fairly good that outweighs some of the hare krishna dullness.

Those into raga rock will find this album very interesting. I am not.....

2 points

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