Thursday 26 November 2015

Rachel's Birthday - An Invitation To Rachel's Birthday (1996)

The one and only album from this German band.

Rachel's Birthday...... what a strange band name ! The cover art work too is strange. So it comes as a bit of a surprise to discover that this is not a RIO/avant-garde band....

The band was a five piece band with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals. Male English vocals.

Germany has always had a bit of an oddball scene just surfacing next to the more normal prog rock scene. Yes, the krautrock scene. The music on this seventy minutes long album is nominally neo-prog though.... Yet, with some odd curve balls thrown in. The music is odd and a bit avant-garde too. Very German, in fact. German humour. Yes, they do laugh in Germany too. I am not sure if I am really getting the jokes here. Read: I am not getting these jokes.

The music is everywhere and a bit eclectic neo-prog. It is not good either and I am not really enjoying this album at all. There is no good songs here. The album is decent enough though. And that is all I can say about this album.

2 points

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