Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Satin Whale - "Desert Places" [1974] @ mixed br-160-224 & "Lost Mankind" [1975] @ 192 (Progressive Kraut Rock)

The German band Satin Whale was founded around 1971 in the region of Cologne by Thomas Brück (bass, vocals), Gerard Dellmann (keyboards), Dieter Roesberg (guitar, sax ,flute, vocals) and Horst Schöffgen (drums). Their first record Desert Places was released in 1974 on the green Brain label, musically a typical example of German Seventies rock not unlike their stablemates Grobschnitt and Jane for the harder edge, with guitar and organ jams.

During a rock contest in 1974 (Rocksound 74) Satin Whale was elected the most popular German band. For the second release Lost Mankind in 1975, new drummer Wolfgang Hieronymi joined and the band changed to the Teldec label, continuing musically in the same direction as their first record, with Jethro Tull inspired flute-work. The band then went on tour as a support act for Barclay James Harvest. This had a direct influence on their music and their third record As A Keepsake was inspired by BJH, less rock and more symphonic influenced pop.

Their consequent tour served for the double live Whalecome, which showed the good musicianship of the band, giving room to extended improvisations, especially on the 17-minute long Hava Nagila. In the same year Satin Whale released A Whale of Time, a good record especially the title track, an instrumental with a great string arrangement. In 1979 the band composed the soundtrack for the German movie Die Faust In Der Tasche by director Max Willutzki. As the film was a popular and with their popularity rising the band released the same year On Tour. In 1980 Satin Whale released Don’t Stop The Show, their last and commercial record, together with Ex Triumvirat singer Barry Palmer and the band split up in 1981.

--- Prog Archives

Highly Recommended!

Lost Mankind - 01 - Six O'clock..........
Desert Places - 02 - Seasons of Life.....

Keep Listening!!!!

(note the mixed bitrate in the title. Desert Places is 160 on the first track, 192 & 224 for the rest.)

Links in comments....


Anonymous said...

Here are the links:

Desert Places (@RS)

Lost Mankind (@FileForge)


Pedro said...

Can you put Lost Makind in rapidshare!?
Because i can't download in filefor!It is very slow 1Kb/s!

Anonymous said...

Fileforge worked just fine for me.

Anonymous said...

Great, thanks very much. I hope the next ones "As A Keepsake" and especially "A Whale Of A Time" will follow !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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