Jan 11, 2016

Chetarca [Australia] - Chetarca (1975)

Operating out of Melbourne in the mid-seventies, this band were a sort of Aussie equivalent to Emerson, Lake and Palmer. They only released one 45, "Another Day", but it spent three weeks in the Top 100 peaking at No.75 in September 1975. No other Australian progressive album sounded like this one (which many now consider to be underrated). Musically, it is notable for no guitars - a dual keyboard assault of Andrew Vance (piano, organ) and Bruce Bryan (synthesiser) and Paul Lever's wailing harp and bluesy vocals. Side two is taken up with just one long track "Oceanic Suite".
Tracklist:
1. Death Of A Rock And Roll Singer
2. Another Day
3. Diary
4. Chetarca
The Oceanic Suite:
5. 1st movement: The Sea
6. 2st movement: Wet Suit
7. 3st movement: Fisherman's Nightmare
8. Crystal Rainbow Logo

Line-up:
John Rees - bass, violin
Jeff Gallent - drums, percussion
Andrew Vance - keyboards, vocals
Paul Leaver - lead vocals, harmonica, tambourine
Bruce Bryan - synthesizer


EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 370 mb incl. 3% recovery
Original uploader: kotetsu29292929

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