dinsdag 9 november 2010

Ain Soph - 1991 - Ride On A Camel

Ain Soph
Ride On A Camel

01. Ride on a Camel (11:30)
02. Intro-Metronome 7/8-Peacock's Feather Metronome 7/8 (Reprise)(12:40)
03. Oddessa (12:40)
04. Aria (11:20)
05. Turkey's March (4:15)
06. A Story of Mysterious Forest (Original Version)(24:25)

- Yozox / guitars
- Kikuo Fujikawa / keyboards
- Masahiro Torigaki / bass
- Hiroshi Natori / drums

Apparently this album was a demo of early album tracks that became a sort of melting pot mixing different 70's sessions. Definitely inspired on the softer symphonic Canterbury such as Camel, these sessions predates their debut album, recorded while called Techni-Sozo and while not completely devoid of interest, this only draws yawns from the listener past the first track. Yes, although this album could be interesting if correctly recorded, it is difficult to listen to this compilation filled up to the brim, with some really boring moments (the suite that stands as track number 2), while others are actually fairly nice: the opening title track and the Oddessa track are quite interesting even if they appear unnecessarily elongated. Other parts (like Aria) appear to have been lifted from Camel
One of the main flaws of this "album" is its length, but also apart of the short Turkey, all of the tracks are well above the 10-min mark, culminating in the Mysterious Forest first version, which is the epic of their first real album, but this version is somniferous. Obviously if you are an Ain Soph fan, this album might just be essential.

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