Sunday, January 7, 2007

Happy New Year with Master's Apprentices

Hope everyone is having a great start to their New Year.  Here is a wonderful album to start the trip rolling. The band is Master's Apprentices,  and the album  "A Toast To Panama Red".  This is great Acid Rock.  Just a side note, There is some real nice rolls floating around Atlanta right now. If you come across Dark Reddish-Purple LV's, I highly recommend them.  I've 
been listening to this record for about 3 months.  I love it. About an hour into my LV experience, I put this album on.  I can't begin to tell you how great this record is.  The music just hugs your ears.  I want to thank Kizmeth for sharing this album on his blog site.  Enjoy.

Here is what Kizsmeth had to write about the record:

Master's Apprentices - "A Toast to Panama Red"
Australia 1972

A top shelf Australian hard prog powerhouse and collectors item. Nine awesome tracks from 1972 recorded at Abbey Road studio.

Taken as a whole, this album stands as a high watermark of the Aussie progressive Rock era. It's a remarkable album of extraordinary skill and rare precision. The song arrangements are free flowing, yet tightly structured and highlight Doug Ford's exemplary guitar technique. The guitar sounds are phenomenal with Doug's heavy fuzzed leads and Glenn Wheatly's solid bass lines driving the music ever onwards.

Tracks like Answer Lies Beyond, The Lesson So Listen, Melodies of St Kilda and Southern Cross are built around incisive heavy rock riffs. They also contain some of the most incendiary, free-form, acid-fried guitar freak outs you're ever likely to hear on an Aussie progressive album.

Beneath the Sun possess an intriguing psych/country tinged edge, while the majestic pop of Love Is benefits from the addition of a trilling horn arrangement.

The band even tackled the grandiose orchestrations of the Moody Blues styled Games We Play Part I & II with considerable style. The album ends on a beautifully elegiac and reflective note with the gentle folksy strains of Thyme To Rhyme.

A Toast To Panama Red is a truly awesome progressive rock masterpiece and the absolute best Australian album of the period.

1 comment:

Sadness said...

Agree with what kizsmeth says about this aussie album..its brilliant every song different and not a bad song on it..
also would like to contact he sent me a cd a few years email is