Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Galie - Galie (1981)



The debut album from this Mexican band.

Galie was a band who released four albums between 1981 and 1992. All of them in the symphonic prog genre. This album is very much in that genre too.

Galie's music is softly spoken and does not use fireworks. Take a good slice of South American folk music and add Camel anno Snow Goose. You will end of with this thirty-five minutes long album. Galie's main instruments are flutes and acoustic guitars. Add electric guitars, piano, Moog, keyboards, bass and drums too. The music is wholly instrumental and pretty pastoral.

I think romantic symphonic prog is the right label here. This album is very much in the Italian symphonic prog vein too. You get this blend of folk music and symphonic prog which is really both organic and romantic.

This album is missing a great melody or two. That is my only gripe with this album. Nevertheless, this is a good album although a bit dull at times. I would still recommend that you check this one out.

3 points

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