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Moving Waves

Moving Waves

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Having recently seen the new incarnation of Focus in a recent gig (with Thijs and Pierre), I promptly bought a stack of Focus CDs and would recommend this to any Focus and indeed non-Focus fan as it simply exudes fantastic musicianship. Focus II was recorded from 13 April–14 May 1971 at Sound Techniques and Morgan Studios with Mike Vernon as their producer. The Focus sound of Hammond organ, guitar and flute complete with yodelling and Thijs's vocal acrobatics are just so different and combine to produce one of the best and most underrated groups of the 1970s. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. We provide a range of musical instruments and accessories for beginners, intermediates and pro players.

Within the framework of a kick-ass rock song you’ll find a killer hook, a pair of whizz-bang guitars solos, “yodeling gnomes” (thanks for the phraseology go out to my Dutch pal, Martijn de Vries), non-lexicable vocals, whistling, tasty jazz flute, and to quote Martijn again, “a drummer who makes me want to head butt the Eiffel Tower. I bought this CD to save any further wear on my original vinyl LP which I bought in the early 70's just after the shortened single version of "Hocus Pocus" had been a belated hit in the UK. Overall, it's not a bad album at all, but there's a lot of better progressive rock albums out there. Eruption” includes tributes to classical composers and other Dutch fusion acts, and an intense drum solo by Buddy Rich disciple van der Linden.Of course, Akkerman and van Leer were exceptional in writing to each others’ strengths as musicians: Akkerman’s “Janis” is really a showcase for van Leer’s multitracked flute parts, while Akkerman totally steals the show with his guitar arpeggios on van Leer’s fusion track “Focus II. The group wanted to incorporate an element of humour in the track because they felt it was missing in the rock genre. Moving Waves è il loro primo grande album (sebbene non il loro primo in assoluto , quello è In and Out of Focus) che li attestò come una delle realtà della scena progressiva e che dimostrò (e che dimostra ancora alla gente che vi si approccia per la prima volta) all'Inghilterra come la musica tradizionale europea non è una loro esclusiva terra di conquista e che anche avendo ascoltato decine di album di band più importanti nel panorama si può sempre rimanere stupiti davanti a piccole gemme incastonate nel posto giusto e dove meno te lo aspetti.

You come out of the adrenaline rush of Hocus Pocus to the gentle acoustic guitar of Le Clochard, so perhaps this was not the best way to start an album; play your ace first. In truth, the riff on “Hocus Pocus” is enough to make the case, but Moving Waves is a masterwork in its own right, and Decibel is proud to recognize the influence of these prog shamans. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Pierre Van Der Linden è un gran batterista e fa la sua porca figura sia su questo che sul seguente Focus III mentre Cyril Havermans sembra essere quello più adombrato del quartetto (colpa attribuibile alla preminente figura dei "leader" Jan Akkerman e Thijs Van Leer) ma dimostra anche lui di saper stare appresso ai ritmi della band senza dare dimostrazioni eclatanti di sé (e ai fini musicali funziona quindi tanto basta). The side’s closing track is “Focus II,” an exact replica in miniature of “Hocus Pocus,” Focus’ theory being (I can only assume) that there’s no sin in flogging a dead horse so long as the horse in question won the Kentucky Derby while alive.Aquí se incluye su tema más representativo, "Hocus Pocus", una maravilla que no se puede describir en palabras, pues siempre nos quedaríamos cortos. Proof that Focus was capable of pulling off pretty much anything in those days can be found in “Eruption,” a 22-minute hard rock rendering of Jacopo Peri’s opera Euridice that canvases the record’s second side.



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