Eyes of Blue
The Crossroads of Time
A fruity keyboard lick fires the ignition of sound from a chaotic explosion of noise halfway between artillery and thunder. Melodic pulses give a bouncy framework for a jumping and dynamic number about why the singer's had enough of a woman. He's tired of her greed, .and wants to end the relationship. Psychedelia and rock n roll fuse with classical sounding interludes which dowse everything in a magical charm.
Track two slows down and twists off in a dancing dreamlike frolic through tune and rhythm, drawing on images of pleasure and love. Interesting use of recording equipment give layers of abstraction that experiment with sound and flow, nothing flies from the song and makes a scene, but nothing sounds exactly normal either. Balladeering tones sweep the oddity into the realms of popular culture but the underscoring of vocal harmony and the drumming that swells around a tidal rhythm allow the atmosphere to remain enchanting.
With Welsh origins, and having won a competition to have a record deal, the original singles made under the contract were not of their own writing and they also failed to reach success in the charts. This being their follow up album, it saw a change of label and direction, covering a couple of tracks from occult musician Graham Bond and Yesterday by The Beatles. The album is known to have inspired the workings of prog-rock giants, Yes.
The progression of The Crossroads of Time brings the album into a dazed circle dance around a spitting fire of drums and guitar riff that flow together and in their own unique directions, all at once causing a sonic wall of trance inducing rhythm and harmony. That famous psychedelia pulsing sound makes an appearance in several places, throwing crowds of live gig goers into frantic frenzies and living room listeners into foot-tapping time to the ambience.
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