Is the progressive spirit cast off on this album as was true for so many artists at this time (e.g., Toto Blanke, Joachim Kuhn)? ...Kind of, but you be the judge. In general this strays away from the high octane fusion into a more mellow, synths-heavy brew of warm chemicals.
Btw all tracks were written by Graf except the last one, a trad. norwegian folk song, arranged by him.
I sample below the most progressive number, "Tender Stranger," with its interesting arpeggio modulations in and out of different keys. ECM-style bass (could almost be Eberhard Weber) passes in and out of the shadows of the spacey synths veiling the electric piano like an aurora borealis. Even more aurora appears on track A4, Open Mind, a blinding amount of it in fact, so pull out your sunglasses.
One big detraction, not only is side b short (under a quarter of an hour), but it's pretty uninteresting too in comparison to a.
A2: Tender Stranger: