Saturday, February 26, 2022

Pythagoras - Journey To The Vast Unknown (1980)

The debut album from this Dutch band.

The band was a duo with a lineup of drums, percussion, bells, piano, mellotron, synths and sequencers.

I reviewed their second album After The Silence (1982) around twelve years ago in ProgArchives and I liked it. 

That album was the first album the later so prolific guitarist and band leader Arjen Lucassen played on.

On this album though, Journey To The Vast Unknown, we get a forty minutes long electronic symphony.

The music is pretty ambient and does not have much dynamics.

The value here is not immediate and this album is a grower. There are some delicate melody lines and details here.

The standard is never better than decent though and this album goes down as a disappointment having heard so many praising it. 

I am not convinced about the merits of this album.

2 points

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