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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Album of the Day - Vangelis / Hypothesis (1971)

A stylistic grab bag of progressive rock moments, very European and very evocative of its time. Two album side-long suites, wherein looser, improvised bits give way to beautiful cinematic themes. This is also very much a band session, where Vangelis leans back and functions as a keyboard player and vocalist within a small combo structure. Of profound interest to free jazzbos, as the drummer on Hypothesis is the one and only Tony Oxley. The session was also produced by the legendary Giorgio Gomelsky.

This is not the comparatively tepid waft of Chariots of Fire (which I secretly think isn't all that bad, either.)


About the album.
Vangelis on Wikipedia.

Tony Oxley on Beware of the Blog (with mp3s):
April 2008 by me. July 2008 by Scott McDowell.

Hypothesis link available for 7 days or the first 100 downloads.

3 comments:

  1. Okay, I am interested and downloading. Especially since I dug "The Dragon," which was apparently composed of leftovers from these sessions.

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  2. PUTRAJAYA678 SAID,
    I HOPE THAT THIS LINK WILL BE RE-UPLOADED.
    NICE ALBUM BUT HARD TO FIND.

    PLEASE

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