May 31, 2012

Phylter - Phylter (1978)

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Tracklist :
1. Overture
2. Dreams Of Yesterdays
3. Phylter
4. Promenade
5. Consideration
6. Down And Mood For Change

Patrick Philips - organ, Fender Rhodes piano, acoustic piano, Eko piano, strings, synthesizer, vocals
Marc Van Bortel - lead guitar, vocals
Paul Van Bortel - bass guitar, vocals
Christian Zaman - drums
Special guest:
Jean-Marie Aerts - rhythm guitar


1 comment:

adamus67 said...

Anyone with a classic progressive of the Blessed 70s employing and eaten only once a fool to the symphonic version of this music will come at some point inevitably to less well-known publications in this area, often in spite of their slightly obscure character as successful rediscovery show from the archives. So the bar of this mostly unknown, partly misunderstood or simply ignored totally the genre formations a mile long. Friends of genuine symphonic sounds can also be such a rediscovery, despite audible similarities with known acts, put into total rapture, then what caused the friends of modern sounds, shaking his head.
Second league symphonic rock influenced by Genesis and Camel, recorded in a little studio in Brugge. As usual for this genre in the late seventies, they used a wide array of keyboards (lots of string ensemble, electric piano, etc.) and soft guitar parts (much like Andy Latimer). The album contained only six tracks,
originally issued(PHYLTER 1978 PARSIFAL 4000/461)

The Belgian band Phylter is a prime example from a totally unknown group from the 70s, whose untitled album from 1978 was published in 1993 by the French Spalax label. From this formation from the Flemish part of Belgium are virtually no information available and the CD reissue stingy with biographical data. Only in the recommended book "Scented Gardens Of The Mind" by the Norwegian Dag Erik Asbjørnsen a brief entry is found, classifies the Phylter into the realm of symphonic Prog and compare with Genesis and Camel. Even the fact of detail is difficult to beat Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock from completely silent about Phylter.

All of this could deter the writer of these lines in any way by buying the CD, and with power, this CD was a "second-rate prog band" in the player set. Already the first notes of the 1978 reveals a small studio in Bruges recorded the album, melodic and symphonic compositions of the alignment. On the basis of wide-scale synth sounds a very powerful bombastic sound is created, which is interwoven with romantic bays. The writing is already noted that the recordings were made in the late 70s. In places, may almost be spoken of again a foretaste of the grip Neoprogs the 80s, but the ingredients of the heyday of the Artrocks outweigh yet. The guitar might pause to some of rock tours, but then focuses on the harmonious interaction with atmospheric keyboards. This can also be used as a fellow Machiavel comparison.

The polyphonic singing sounds somewhat wooden and unfortunately also presented the harmonies seem a too banal. Particularly in the case of the opening track "Overture" Phylter therefore act but too wooden, but this is done in the atmospheric instrumental passages up for it. Although some places left in the further course of a somewhat naive impression that this legacy can convince the Belgians as a whole. Insatiable fans of symphonic progressive rock of the '70s can retest Phylter best times of conscience. Obviously, there is also a concept album, which something like a fantasy concept is based.
Special guest on the album was Jean-Marie Aerts who played rhythm-guitar and a violin player; Rens Van Der Zalm.
Thanks to Alex per action