Sunday, January 14, 2007

Skywhale - The World At The Mind End{UK}[1977]

The best way to describe this is progressive fusion rock. An all instrumental affair with songs in the 7 minute range played with the highest energy I've ever seen. These guys never let up: soloing after soloing, each time with a different instrument taking the stage. There is violin, flute, guitar, keys and the usual bass guitar and drums. It's instrumental progressive rock, but it does not sound like Camel, it is fusion, but it is not like Mahavishnu or Return to Forever. It is aggressive (in a good way) with constant time changes and high, high energy. It doesn't take too long for these guys to get in high gear: as soon as the needle hits the wax, they are up and running and with maximum speed(taken from gnosis)



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24 comments:

EelaFree said...

vinyl rip. @256

Enjoy!

Skywhale

Anonymous said...

the review sounds like it will fit my tastes :D

thx as always

Anonymous said...

Fantastic album.....really nice.

Anonymous said...

Very cool stuff! Prolly more like Return To Forever than any of the other bands mentioned - I like it a lot! Thanks for this and ALL the other GREAT posts, you've turned me on to more great obscure music than any other blog! Many many THANKS!

2E Prijs said...

Man ! What an album... you guys can really deliver the goodies that most people just spend years looking for without success!

Thanks a lot !

Anonymous said...

i was able to listen to a copy of this album years ago - a complete unknown to me - and it was like where did this come from. it is so rare that only the hardest of the hardcore know about them, let alone actually ever hear it.
kudos!!

Anonymous said...

This is one of the best fusion albums I've ever heard, and yet until I saw it on the blog I had never actually heard of it before. I'm a long time fusion fanatic who considers himself to be pretty well-informed about the genre, but this was a complete surprise to me, and a very pleasant one at that. Thanks for posting this, and for all the other great stuff you've posted in the past, and everything I'm sure you'll post in the future. You're helping to keep the music alive, so please don't stop. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Yet another great post! Thank you once again.

JB

Anonymous said...

After reading the review & the comments, it seems I have to dl this.
Thanks for this far out blog!
let the Music do the talkin´!
From Brasil.FD

FD said...

File deleted!Too bad!any chances of re-up?Thanks a lot anyway.

Anonymous said...

File Forbiden
LOL...
thank´s Anyway

Anonymous said...

One of the very best of the genre yet virtually unknown until pronotfrog got on the job!

Wonderful listening, screams out for an official release. Thnak you so much for this.

Captain Beyond said...

Even though the file has already been deleted, it SOUNDS like a good album! Thanks for the info.

Cpt. Beyond

Anonymous said...

is there any way i could get a copy of this from you?can you upload it to another share site?

EelaFree said...

http://forum.prognotfrog.com/index.php?topic=457.0

Anonymous said...

I was surprised how good this album is. Its perfectly improviced and almost sounds like an early 70s album, which is good!

Kalle A. Sweden

Anonymous said...

if anyone would like a Cd, we can let them have one direct from the guy who wrote and composed all the music, plus of course played the lead instrument.

Anonymous said...

if any one would like a CD, We can let people have a copy.

sanfi4u said...

The link at sendspace has died. I'm late again :-(. I'd really appreciate someone reuploading the album to the same site. Many thanks in advance.

Residentevil2 said...

Could you Please repost this, got my curiosty up. Love all this stuff.
Thanks.
glyndsey@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

sounds like this was a great post would have loved to hear it any chance on getting it re-posted ?
thank you
john_smith8693@yahoo.com

Midnightsun said...

Hi I have uploaded this album at my blog here
Hope you guy's dont mind :)

http://rope-ladder-to-the-moon.blogspot.com/2007/06/skywhale-world-at-minds-end-77.html

Munju said...

new link: http://sharebee.com/05a0de64 from http://pnfforum.com/index.php?topic=7045.0

Fastro said...

this file works still, so keep it alive http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Q0SETOXE
(Oct 1. 2010)

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