Παρασκευή, 4 Ιανουαρίου 2008

Raw Material - Selftitled (UK Prog.Rock 1970)


RAW MATERIAL
Eclectic Prog United Kingdom
Reviews
Time is ... is a good example of the British early prog scene. A five-piece of drums, bass/a.guitar, keys/vox, guitars and sax/flute/vox, Raw Material have their roots in a blusey and often hard-rocking ground, but they branch out into interesting directions. The blaring sax work and the almost gothic vocal melody on the opening track "Ice Queen" evokes the spirit of King Crimson, while the second track "Empty Houses" is mostly a straight-ahead hardrocker but contains a calmer middle section with an interesting-sounding saxophone solo. "Insolent Lady" and "Sun God" are both longer (9 - 11 minutes), three-part compositions with folky acoustic moments, hard rock sections and then some keyboard-assisted (mainly organ and piano) pomposity that hints at the nascent symphonic rock sound of the time. Two quite straightforward rock tunes round out the album. Hardly an essential album, but certainly of interest to those wishing to explore the development of the genre. Raw but potent material. -- Kai Karmanheimo



1 Time and Illusion Smith 7:30
2 I'd Be Delighted Hatchard, Welch 5:08
3 Fighting Cock Welch 3:49
4 Pear on an Apple TreeSawyer, Welch 2:55
5 Future Recollections Catt, Gunn 3:55
6 Traveller Man Green, Klodzinski, Page 6:12
7 Destruction of America (Unborn Years to Come)



Colin Catt
Keyboards, Vocals
Mick Fletcher
Flute, Harp, Saxophone, Vocals
Dave Green
Guitar
Phil Gunn
Bass
Paul "Mighty Paul" Young
Percussion

Raw Material Arranger
Robin Sylvester Engineer
Ed Welch Producer

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