Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Aktuala !!

Well, work is cancelled due to inclement winter weather. As a result, I'm taking this free time to post the fourth addition to my recent Prog-Rock theme, a little early. I've added a photo of our current condition, here in Houston, Texas. Now ....I know it doesn't SEEM like it's all that bad but, our city is not equipped to deal with snow and ice haha. So, it's rather treacherous. Regardless, I hope you'll enjoy the album ...

"Debut album from this atypical Italian quintet that preferred a faraway folklore to its own. Indeed, this pack of musicians probably took the proverbial hippie trip to India and never really came back. Their whole quiet and reflective sound depends solely on Indian classical music and they do not try to change or modernize it as much as other "specialist" groups such as the British Quintessence or the German Embryo. ....the group uses acoustic instruments only, ranging from Western Sahara to the Far Eastern bamboo flute, but avoids the Indian sitar. The only non-conventional-sounding instrument is the saxophone, which does bring in the odd jazz phrasing to their spectrum."
 -review from Progarchives.com

Aktuala
1973


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  2. Ah, snow days! I think the system that hit you will be passing over Va tonight. Don't think it'll be too bad but it looks like I'm going to have to go out in it. I'd rather stay home and listen to this.

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    1. Yeah, this winter has been rough for most of the country. Especially the south and east

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  3. Aw dang!

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    1. Oh man! Sorry about that. Here's the new link ...

      https://www.sendspace.com/file/ybjnx6

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  4. What a nice surprise, never heard this before...greetings from germany, there has been no real winter here this time, only storm and rain. Nice blog, thanks a lot.

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    1. So Germany is having a mild winter? We’re tired of the cold, here in Texas πŸ˜“

      I like this album a lot, and I’m glad you do too. There’s one more Prog-Rock album post that I have for you all that I’ll share in a couple of days

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