Friday 13 February 2015

Placebo - 1973 (1973)

The second album from this band from Belgium.

Placebo was one of the first jazz bands from Belgium who made a recording. Their debut album was pretty decent too. 

The main man and composer in Placebo, Marc Moulin, got help from around ten musicians here. That means a full set of woodwinds, guitars, drums and bass. Himself was playing both Moog and Rhodes keyboards. The latter ones gives the band a bit of a harsh sound. A great sound which makes me compare this band to Soft Machine. And that is a compliment and it picks up my interest in this band and album.

What we get here is forty minutes of acid jazz. Marc Moulin's keyboards is dominating the music and the music never really becomes big band jazz. It is all less-is-more based. It is also a very good album which even a beginner in jazz finds fascinating. The opening number Bolkwush is a great piece of jazz too and I am really enjoying this album. Get it.

3.5 points 

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