Sjef Oellers 9-Mar-2001 Czar

Czar is another band of many late 60's/early 70's UK proto prog bands. Czar may recall bands like Cressida, Gracious, Fantasy and East of Eden, but Czar are by far not as talented as those bands. The arrangements are less sophisticated than any of the bands mentioned. There is also a stronger 60's vibe in their music. Some sections in their music remind me of the late 60s releases of The Kinks or the Moody Blues. There is lots of mellotron to be heard and some of the mellotron parts are excellent. Not a bad album at all, but not up to the level of Cressida's Asylum, East of Eden, etc.

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