Friday 2 April 2021

Pohjola. Pekka - Kätkävaaran Lohikäärme (1980)


The fifth album from this Finnish artist.

The bassist had now got a quartet together with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums and guitars.

The last couple of albums from Pekka had been really good. They had been him as a composer and artist + numerous other guest musicians.

Pekka now goes back to the band format. No more woodwinds and strings.

The music is still a mix of symphonic prog and fusion. Add some eclectic prog too in the case of this album.

There are far more symphonic prog around this time than on any of the four previous albums. The music is really epic at times.

Some of the music really reminds me about Jan Hammer's music on the 1980s hit TV series Miami Vice. There is some cinematic and TV series over the music. There is a lot of the 1980s culture over this album.

The bass shines on this album. The rest does a good job too.

This three quarters of an hour long album is really good. It is indeed a very good album with a lot of very good hooks and melodies.

Check it out.

3.5 points


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