Label: Apollon Records - ARP 001LP • Series: Apollon Records: PROG • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue CD Album, Reissue • Country: Norway • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock
This production first appeared back inbut was reissued on CD in by When The Stars Were New - Professor Tiptop* - Exobiology Norwegian label Apollon Records. Professor Tip Top is a band that traverses the more psychedelic landscapes of the progressive rock universe, and does so in a rather elegant manner, blending in bits and pieces from a fair When The Stars Were New - Professor Tiptop* - Exobiology different Trois En Amour - Léo Petit, Ses Guitares Et Ses Cro-Magnon Boys* - Viens Danser Le Twist / Une Fille of that approach to progressive rock.
Perhaps not one might expect from a band with that name, nor of an album named as it is. However, the album is far removed from what you could describe as space rock. Gentler, folk-music oriented maneuvers have their place here just as much as more distinctly blues-based excursions into Pink Floyd ian landscapes. Some compositions will have more of an electronic edge to them, closing in on the type of music a band like Tangerine Dream might consider creating, while other tracks are driven forward by tight, elegant drum and bass, at least in part.
Furthermore, the band is suspect to throw in some jazz-oriented details as well, mainly by way of rhythms but also by the occasional use of plucked guitar details. Also expanding the scope somewhat is the just over ten-minute long composition Exobiology-2and then mainly due to this track appearing to have some sensibilities towards improvisation. Most of all, this is a psychedelic progressive rock album, but one that is liberally flavored with futuristic and cosmic elements.
If you fancy and think you might enjoy a band that explores psychedelic progressive rock in a few different varieties, with subtle cosmic flavoring as the recurring trait on an album that in style ranges from folk-oriented escapades through Pink Floydian landscapes and more synth- and keyboards-driven pieces closer to the likes of Jacuzzi - Steve Hackett - Defector Dream, then this CD by the curiously named band Professor Tip Top is one that should be worth investigating!
Professor Tip Top - - "Exobiology".
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