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Oho: Recollections

This compilation of 16 songs from the U.S. band Oho dates back to the years 1974 to 1976. Ranging from quirky complex prog ala Gentle Giant, Yezda Urfa, or Hands, to bizarre, humorous jazz-fusion in the tradition of Frank Zappa, Recollections is chock full of material, not all of it strong, but certainly a nice addition to any prog rock collection.

Those into fat analog keyboards will love some of the sounds on this CD, especially on tunes like the epic "The Three", one of the more symphonic tracks here which also features some great guitar work. "Hyphenate Ice-less " is a charming little number with aggressive guitar work and nimble electric piano, very akin to Gentle Giant. For the most part there is a nice balance of complex prog workouts, like "Nocturnal Recurrence", and more pastoral acoustic pieces like "Albumblatt." Some of the vocals are a little harsh though, especially on a more straightforward rock song like "Lez Lee", where instrumentation takes a backseat to the lead vocals. The songs feature a multitude of singers, a few of who sound like a deranged Peter Hammill (OK, so Peter Hammill was a little deranged sounding as well!)

For a decent slice of prog pie Americana, this is a good choice.

Added: January 6th 2003
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Oho Website
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Language: english

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