Laser Pace - Granfalloon (usa 1973 prog - jazz exp)
Laser Pace is an american progressive rock band from early ,70,s who managed to release one album in 1973 named Granfaloon, issued by Takoma records. The music is very challenging and experimental combining progressive rock with funk, jazz and even other crossover moments giving to this album a special status in this genre . Featuring excellent musicians including the brilliant voice of Maureen O'Connor - who can sing in a wide range of sounds - definetly the cherry on the cake here. The guitar and mellotron moments are also very interesting and spacey, sometimes developing more jamming or jazzy moments, more towards the end of the album. I must admit that this album is one of the most underrated albums from that period, with simply brilliant vocal arrangements, not to be heared every day in prog music and yet they are quite unknow by wider public. The band after some popular and well recieved concerts decided to disband in 1976. In the years to come, the more recent ones Doug Decker will founded his own label the Decker productions where will be released this album on Cd in 2008. A very original album , fans of King Crimson, Zappa or at some point Samla Mammas Manna, will enjoy to the max this album, a real lost gem in vaults of time, that needs a wider recognition in progressive rock music. Recommended for sure, the cover art is simply superb and tells everyrhing what is inside the album, this Granfaloon really cooks all the way. 4 stars easy, one of the forgotten treasures from american scene.
From RYM (b_olariu)