Thursday, 16 August 2012

Prelude - Voyage (1979)

Prelude was a Belgium band and this was their one and only album.

Prelude has been described as a proto-neo prog band and I can agree with that. Proto-neo prog is a good label. Their music is a mix of Pink Floyd anno Wish You Were Here, Yes anno Close To The Edge, Rush anno 2112, space and kraut rock. It was if Prelude were in a prog rock supermarket and filled up their shopping trolley with all these sounds and influences.

The sound is pretty good and the band does their best on keyboards, guitars, bass and drums. The vocals are good too.

The music is good throughout. The move to a much more space/kraut rock direction on side B of this album is an improvement and I really like side B. The rest of the album is OK. Which gives this album......

3 points

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