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Crossover Prog

3.16 | 62 ratings

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3 stars Kayak in 1980 with Periscope life. You wonder what Kayak was doing in early '80's, well good I might say, they keep the same formula and the music is another example of a good Kayak album, no more no less. The music on the base is pop prog with a good doze of mainstrem elements but not a comercial album IMO, kinda easy listning at first time, but in the end is a typical Kayak album, that is a good thing. Same manner of composing, same vocal choruses brings to the listner a pleasent album, to me was another ex of worthy investment in their music. The forte tracks are What's in aname, excellent piece full of great musicianship and intristing keybords, Periscope life , Astral aliens and the great instrumental Lost blue of Chartres with a Genesis touch here and there, mainly prog pop but well produce and played. By this period Kayak remind me a lot of Machiavel (who were with Urban games ) on the market, but aswell Styx or Supertramp. So another worthy album from Kayak catalogue, 3 stars, again good one but less intristing for ex then Duke or Drama, who were miles ahead in terms of progressive rock in that period.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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