Freedom's Children - Galactic Vibes (1971)

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Freedom's Children - Galactic Vibes (1971)

Freedom's Children - Galactic Vibes (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Shadoks Music, SHADOKS 102 | ~ 228 or 101 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock / Psychedelic Rock

Freedom's Children is one of a tiny number of groups from South Africa known to have recorded and performed progressive rock music, their history going as far back as 1966. There are folk proggies Hawk and a few artists as Robert Calvert and Manfred Mann, but documented art rock from the nation is sadly lacking due to political issues. It was also difficult for bands to play outside the country, which makes this final LP that much more a treasure. FC really knew how to record with limited means, though, and a presumably tight budget. Oh, this is prog alright, it just tends to be spat it in your face, coming more from the schools of Sabbath, Creedence and Zeppelin with only hints of the Nice and Tull. But these guys had visions of art and hard rockin power come together at a time when it was usually one or the other. And they could play like mutherf*ckers. 'Sea Horse' is a standout rocker, Julian Laxton's cutting wah-wahed ax, Brian Davidson howling up a storm with drummer Colin Pratley and Barry Irwin (Ramsay MacKay only appears on the live 'Homecoming') on heavy bottom. Evidently they had lost their keyboardists and on this night only Laxton plays synthesizer. Pratley takes a mammoth and very jazz drum solo in 16-minute stomper 'The Homecomming'. A taste of Zep in 'That Did It' and a good one too, perfectly dirty, raggedly beautiful and bruised in all the right places, just like those English rockers on a good night. Acid folk of 'Fields and Me' is more than it seems, with a swelling 25 piece string section as it becomes a trip through an Arabian desert at sundown. A remarkable piece. Brief 'The Crazy World of Pod' interrupts the moment with electronic warbles, hokey country-psych bit '1999' doesn't quite work, and 'About the Dove and His King' shines with more Eastern mystique and makes ample use of the strings.
Good music from a band denied its part in progressive rock history till recently, and a rare treat from the truly sparse South African prog scene.

by Atavachron, progarchives
Freedom's Children - Galactic Vibes (1971):

Freedom's Children - Galactic Vibes (1971)

Tracklist:

01. Sea Horses 04:13
02. The Homecoming 16:21
03. That Did It 03:54
04. Fields and Me 06:04
05. The Crazy World of Pod 02:04
06. 1999 04:09
07. About the Dove and His King 03:54

Musicians:

Julian Laxton - guitars
Ramsay MacKay - bass
Gerard Nel - keyboards
Nic Martens - Organ
Brian Davidson - vocals
Colin Pratley - drums


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