Saturday, 18 July 2020

Gamma - Alpha (1973)

The debut album from this Dutch band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of trumpet, flute, flugelhorn, guitars, organ, electric piano, bass, percussion, drums and vocals.

This is a totally obscure band who released two albums before they were disbanded. I have yet to see a review of their albums. You heard about this band first in this blog..... I am afraid.

This album is just over half an hour long.

The music is a mix of folk rock, symphonic prog and Canterbury prog. Bands like Supersister and Focus springs to mind.

The use of flugelhorn and trumpet is a bit strange. The vocals too is strange male vocals. It most certainly gives the band their own identity.

The music is both melodic and pretty catchy. The old 1960s beat and psych sound is pretty prominent.

It is not difficult to understand why the band had to release this album as a private pressing and why it is an obscure album. It is neither commercial or good enough.

Nevertheless, this a decent, interesting album and well worth checking out.

2 points

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