Lagger Blues Machine – Tanit

June 24, 2008

Lagger Blues Machine

Tanit (1972)

Only studio album from this Belgian band that was a few years ahead of their time. I’ve seen this classified as a Zeuhl album but I’m not so sure. Some influence from Magma, as well as some Soft Machine, King Crimson and fusion components. Quite psychedelic in parts. Elements of the darkness that would dominate so much Belgian prog throughout the next two decades are also there. The vocals on this album are weird and sometimes distract from the music in my opinion, but they’re sparse. Overall, it’s a pleasant mix of psychedelic prog, fusion and sinister tendencies that was probably more influential than they’re given credit for.

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