Sunday, 24 June 2012
Tritonus - Tritonus (1975)
The first out of two albums from this German band. A band lead by the art-student Peter K. Seiler.
It is obvious from the first minutes of this album that Peter K. Seiler also included the first Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) albums in his studies. The ELP references comes both thick and fast on this album. The vocals is Greg Lake like. The tangents is Keith Emerson like with plenty of mellotrons, moogs and other delightful sounds. All of this is sweet music to/in the ears of all ELP fans. I have to admit I am not hostile towards this kind of sweet music.
Tritonus is not entirely an ELP copycat though. They are far more songs orientated than ELP. Tritonus is also slightly leaning towards krautrock too. But the main core of their music is ELP like keyboards.
The songs here are really good. Their version of Lady Madonna, a Beatles classic, feels like a cheap gimmick and is not as good as the rest of the album. The rest of the material is good though. Ditto for the sound quality. The lack of some great material is my main gripe with this album. This album is an enjoyable experience though and well worth checking out.