Autumn - Oceanworld

Year of Release: 1999
Label: Cedar
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 36:10:00

The practically unknown, pure instrumental, British band Autumn did their fair share of gigging in the seventies but never came around releasing an album. More than twenty years later these gentlemen finally release Oceanworld with a genre of music which gets very close to the sound of Druid (Yes clones who released two albums on EMI: Towards The Sun and Fluid Druid also released on double CD on BGO Records). Keyboard player Nick Magnus came out of one of the many, many versions of The Enid and would later perform with Steve Hackett and China Crisis to name but a few.

Drummer Robbie Dobson also came from The Enid, and those influences can be heard throughout the impressive opening track where one can also hear influences from the complex Tales From Topographic Oceans. Later on Dobson would change the symphonic for the spacey approach when he joined Hawkwind. The analogue sounds of Autumn also take me back to the early Happy the Man period, especially when Nick treats us to some nice sounds coming from his Mini Korg 700S. Typical for that time is also the use of the Fender Rhodes; one of the most sold electrical pianos of all time. A remarkable fact is that four of these five songs have been recorded in just one day, which once again proves the band's superb skills. Glad that this little gem has finally seen the light of day!

Also released as Autumn Records AR001

Oceanworld (13:08) / Some Like It Crunchy (8:34) / Little Finger Exercise (8:35) / The Celebrated Court Jester (4:15) / Oceanworld (Reprise) (1:30)

Nick Magnus - keyboards
Robbie Dobson - drums
Steve Hoff - bass
Mark Easton - guitars

Oceanworld (1999)

Genre: Symphonic Prog

Origin UK

Added: March 1st 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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