Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Seventh Wave - Things To Come (Janus 1974)


Blogger sou.th low said...

Seventh Wave's debut showed keyboardist Ken Elliott to be the duo's greatest strength and weakness, for while his synth work defines the album's futuristic sound, his singing -- as on strangled vocal cords of "Fail to See" -- lacks the sophistication (or willful obscurity, if you prefer) that usually accompanied progressive keyboard work of this era. Fortunately, ten of the 14 tracks are instrumental, ranging from the moody elegy of "Smog, Fog, and Sunset" to the bright bells and chimes of the aptly upbeat "Festival." Despite the wide array of instrumentation listed for the album, the overwhelming emphasis is on Moog and ARP synthesizers.

1. Sky Scraper
2. Metropolis
3. Intercity Water Rat
4. Escalator
5. Old Dog Song
6. Smog, Fog And Sunset
7. Fail To See
8. Premonition
9. Festival
10. Eversolightly
11. Communication Skyways
12. Things To Come
13. 1999 1/2
14. Dance Of The Eloi

3/06/2007 9:52 PM  
Blogger Andythecount said...

Thanks very much for this one. Used to have it on vinyl together with psi-fi. Do you happen to have that one as well? Reminds me of those good ol days
Thanks again

3/08/2007 8:59 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Thanks very much for this blog. I've spent a couple of hours today downloading some real gems.

3/10/2007 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many Thanks!
Been wanting to hear this since discovering
Second Hand a year or so ago.
Great Selections all round.

3/29/2007 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Ritchie_boy said...

Das ist "Die" Platte des Jahres 1974/75, sie lief von Morgens bis Abends unentwegt...einfach Klasse!
Ich besitze diese seit 199o auch als CD was noch mehr Spass macht.(Klingt um längen besser als die Vinyl Ausgabe!! )

Ritchie, Perth W-Australia

12/17/2007 2:36 PM  

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