Don't think "British rock", think "electric jazz
" – as the set features some long, jamming instrumental workouts that are more in
a heavy fusion mode overall! The group's a quintet – led by drummer Kiyoshi Tanaka, and featuring organ, guitar, bass, and some very cool electronics too – used in
ways that touch up the tunes nicely, and bring out some spacey currents in
the music, especially during some of the few mellow moments! These guys are definitely influenced by the more progressive rock sounds of the period, but never feel the temptation to vocalize at all – and titles include "Echoes", "Jimi Hendrix Mad Song", and the long "Trip To West Coast From Britain
" – with segments dedicated to Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Frank Zappa, Uriah Heep, and the Grateful Dead.
(Out of print blu-spec CD pressing – with obi!)