Auracle's two albums have been available already in poor quality mp3s (mono) for some inexplicable reason and I felt they deserved better, in addition to which they're cheap to buy, so I ripped them again. For the same reasons I 'll throw in some lossless rips too, for a limited time.
This band seems to be the brainchild of keyboardist John Serry, Jr., who made 2 albums around the same time (1979 and 1980). Of note is that it was produced by my old favourite, the legendary Teo Macero.
I really love the title track's gentleness, like a paper airplane made of three-ply velour toilet paper:
Definitely nice and soft on the bum. As is the rest of the record. I love the way in the middle section the song tries to modulate out of the original F major into E flat suspended, but then becomes so enamoured of the beautiful improvised curlicues greated by the horns and synths it decides to stick to the same chord, eventually quite majestically or craftily returning to the original F.
Sorry, forget all that. Herewith the scientific review:
Auracle - Glider (USA, 1978)
Category 4 (fusion with less than half featuring progressive moves, approximately 32%, give or take 40%, with fusion split into 74 percent jazz and 26 percent rockier sounds)