Saturday, June 4, 2022

Kaleidoscope - Tangerine Dream (1967)

The debut album from this band from UK.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of percussion, drums, bass, guitars, flute and vocals.

(Please note this is a review of the LP and not the extended CD which has lots of bonus songs.)

This band released four albums before they gave up the ghost and quit. I got their first two albums up for review.

... Starting with this album.

The year was 1967 and prog rock and acid rock was breaking out. Mostly due to The Beatles.

Kaleidoscope has some Sgt Peppers to them. Most of their music is naive pop with some acid folk added on. It is called proto-prog and with good reasons.

You can hear some of what later would develop into prog on this album. But most of this album is colourful, hippie acid naive pop.

The music is decent throughout. It is easy to understand why this band never really made it and why this is an obscure album. There is no hit songs here and no really great songs either.

Check it out if the 1960s is your thing.

1.5 points




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