Sjef Oellers 19-Jan-2001 Lisker

Lisker is a Basque band that released only one self-titled album in 1979 as far as I know. The album has a rather open, spacey sound with an emphasis on long, instrumental sections where, most of the time, flute and guitar take the lead parts. Despite the strong guitar/flute presence they don't remind me of Jethro Tull. The heavier, up-tempo sections have more of an Italian flavour (Dalton, De De Lind) and some passages that recall the first Tako album. There are also several quiet parts that (again) are closer to 70's Italian progressive or maybe recall some of the South American bands such as Bacamarte or Horizonte (without the ethnic influences). Vocals are few, but pleasant. Great album.

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