Yejeon Media Music Love & Peace : 1st (KO,1978,re.2011)**°°
airplay : track 4,track 5
Love & Peace are already a bit closer to the disco/funk/pop area. Some musicians from the West who in the beginning became part of the disco/funk/soul-pop scene, were musicians who were the same people who used to playing bluesrock and perhaps even some progressive music forms. It was the different sound of the keyboards (with high pitch wahwah effects) and the different fuzz pedal that were used in this new period that in fact expanded from what was possible for improvisation in prog/psych/rock circles, Love & Peace combines these improvisations with serious commitment and a light and happy touch. The drumming is light, with funky bass guitars and there are some texturing sympho-keyboards from the disco/pop area. The guitar improvisations, and sometimes the electric piano take the time to develop onto these new rhythms. Sometimes the electric guitar is even a bit Gilmourish (track 5), and occasionally there is an extension from bluesrock present with well-developed emotion in the playing (track 6). There are also a few fun improvisations with classical music. We have a funky/disco version of Beethoven’s 9th. And there’s a sad keyboard arrangement of “Ave Maria” (Schubert) with that extra electric guitar (track 5). And then we also have a keyboard improvisation integration of something of the “Flight of the Humble Bee” (Rimsky-Korsakov) too (track 7). All in all, the combination of seriousness, lightness, grooviness and improvisation works well.
Track titles : 01 - Long time no see, 02 - Songs be echoed, 03 - Mother's Lullaby, 04 - Beethoven Symphony No,5 (Inst),05 - The Flight of The Bumble Bee(inst), 06 - That Wind, 07 - Moonlight,08 - Thunderhead (Inst),09 - Ave Maria (Inst)
Choi, I-Chul : Vocal & Electric Guitar, Mouth Tube, Rhythmn, Ross Super Gas, Solo Guitar & Others;Kim, Myung-Gon : Vocal & Elka String, Mini Moog, Alto Sax, Solina String, Fender Keyboard, Music Man Bass ;Lee, Gun-Soo : Fender Keyboard, Yamaha Organ;Kim, Tae-Heung : Drums
Sarvo : Music Man Bass