Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Jimmy Hotz - Beyond the Crystal Sea and bonus EP The Gates of Time (USA 1980)

Gotta love that cover, really-- I mean: gotta dig that cover.
But as much as we can make fun of the green silk robe sartorial styles of the 70s, we can't do the same with the gorgeous sound inside as our jaws drop in amazement at the awesome music-- who doesn't love that bombastic American prog style full of theatre and pomp and philosophical treatise?

I was quite surprised I had never heard of this release before (though I should get used to that sense as it seems to happen to me on a weekly basis) and I have to thank again my wonderful contacts, without whom I would be still listening to Live Genesis bootlegs perhaps.

Information is here.  Out of respect for the artist a link won't be up long-- at all.  And if you think I'm overstating the case, just check out the opener:

I'm really really recommending people seek this little beauty out.
Just gorgeous-- and I ain't talkin' 'bout the manly chest hair...