Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Spheroe - Primadonna (1978)

The second and final album from this French band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, vibraphone, bass, guitars, piano, keyboards and synths.

I very much liked their 1977 self-titled debut album and jumped on the chance to review their second and final album too.

We are again in the middle of fusion land here. Some Miles Davis, a lot of funk and some French progressive rock. Some disco too. Add some Weather Report too.

There is not as much vibraphone here as on their debut album. Piano and guitars has taken over as the main solo instruments. The piano is impressive. Ditto for the keyboards too.

The music is very fast at times. There is also some more pastoral parts on this forty minutes long album.

This album and indeed this band proves that there is some really good hidden gems in the fusion scenes outside the big bands on this genre.

This is indeed a good album from a good band who deserve a lot more attention than they are currently getting.

3 points

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