Wednesday 3 June 2020
Transit Express - Opus Progressif (1976)
The second album from this French band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of violin, electric violin, vibraphone, percussion, drums, piano, electric piano, clavinet, synths, bass and guitars.
The band released three albums before they gave up the ghost.
Their 1975 debut album Priglacit was a good fusion album with a lot of Brand X and Mahavishnu Orchestra influences. The music was intense and fast fusion.
Transit Express has slowed down a lot on Opus Progressif and gone a bit progressive rock.
It is still fusion with a lot of jazz influences. But there is some progressive rock, in effect, Camel influences on this album too.
Some parts of this album is pretty intense. Other parts is rather pastoral and pedestrian.
Unfortunate, this album does not come up with the goods Priglacit did. The music is pedestrian and a bit unhinged here. There is not many good pieces of music here.
This is a decent to good album and I hope their third and final album is better than this album.