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Night Sun


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3.96 | 73 ratings

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4 stars A friend recommended this album to me. His recommendation was not wrong. The overall sound is generally more contemporary than I expected, though the more balladic "Come Down" felt to me to be more of its time and the persistently consistent organ sound indicates the provenance.

The brief opener, Plastic Shotgun, is explosive. Crazy Woman, is initially very LED ZEPELLIN-like but with an excellent guitar solo. Next is the more progressive sounding Got A Bone Of My Own clocking in at 7:45 with its wonderfully atmospheric start and the vocals not starting until almost 5 minutes in! Slush Pan Man is a rocker. Living With The Dying starts with a suitably ominous vocal and includes a great drum solo followed by guitar and organ trading leads. Come Down is, as already indicated, slower and ends with some excellent guitar work, Blind has a bit of a bluesy feel to it. Nightmare is another rocker. Don't Start Flying ends the record with a twist by adding sax into the sound.

Really there is not a really weak track in there!

Vocally, the songs are delivered with a very ROBERT PLANT-like vocal but, as other reviewers have noted, all credit to Bruno Schaab who delivers them without any discernible trace of a German accent (which works when the song is in English). Instrumentally the album has more of a DEEP PURPLE vibe.

The album was produced by Conny Plank who produced the early KRAFTWERK albums and also produced GURU GURU to which Bruno Schaab moved after Night Sun.

A really interesting discovery which would make a worthwhile addition for anyone interested in proto-progressive metal.

ProgRobUK | 4/5 |


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