We start the week with a new music alert. Long-standing readers may recall me raving about an outfit called Bandius Companion a couple of years back. Well, the gang is back with a new EP that came out just before Xmas, "21 Know As The Shape Of Accordion".
I am not quite sure how to describe their unique style - possibly Ennio Morricone goes prog? My particular favourite track on the new EP is "Until The Sand Comes To Eyes", which sounds like Colosseum if you replaced the singer with an accordion player.
The Bandius Brothers don't yet have any promos of the new record for me to share, but I recommend you head over to their Bandcamp page and check it out.
I tried to think of something suitable to pair Bandius Companion with and eventually settled on one of the landmarks of Brazilian psychedelia, "Paêbirú", the 1975 album by Lula Côrtes and Zé Ramalho. Here goes.
"Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada" - Lula Côrtes & Zé Ramalho
"Pedra Templo Animal" - Lula Côrtes & Zé Ramalho
To round things off, here is a clip of Colosseum back before they added the accordion player.
Listening to your recommended track, I am wondering what early King Crimson would have sounded like if they had an accordion player. And also, why? This lot sound nothing like King CrimsonReplyDelete
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George thanks for listen to BC music. We're really honored to read masters names as King Crimson related to our music. I believe that we're a poor band not at the music level of King Crimson, we are just some freak guys who play music with the heart. By the way we tried to included some prog influences in the song "Balada para un perro durmiente". Not easy to do it with an unconventional instrument set up as our. Thanks Ernie for post our music, thanks to all of you for listen to it. With Love. Angelo (Bandius Companion)Delete
Colosseum went down very very badly with 50% of the human contingent. REALLY badly. This, though, is meeting with approvalReplyDelete
The unhappy human may want to avoid Wednesday's post in that caseDelete
Is it Gentle Giant play the songs of Jimmy Shand?Delete
I really like that Bandius Companion stuff. Very good indeed.ReplyDelete
Thanks The Swede. I suggest to follow also the rest of the music in 27 Leggies, a blog always full of interesting stuff! A big hug. Angelo (Bandius Companion)Delete
I'd never realised Tom Baker had started his career as a prog rock singer before entering the tardis as the Doctor! Chris Farlowe was a pretty good replacement though.ReplyDelete