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Tunefish - 1988 Guitar Poetry



ARTIST: Tunefish
ALBUM: Guitar Poetry
LABEL: WMMS/Music Is Intelligence
SERIAL: WMMS 003
YEAR: 1988

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Reimund Popp - guitars, vocals, trumpet * Peter Morscheck - guitar, vocals * Thomas Bickelhaupt - bass, moog * Elke Diepenbeck, Wolfgang Conze, Peter Werner - vocals * Peter Schmidt - drums * Matthias Ulmer - keyboards

TRACK LISTING: 01 Poetry * 02 Different Faces * 03 Intro/Feel It Again * 04 Duplicate * 05 Too Late * 06 Dreamer * 07 Trilogy (Decision, Take Me to Your Land, Moving To The Last Address)


Background
The enterprising West German based label World Music Messenger Service/Music Is Intelligence wasted little time jumping on the new-fangled CD bandwagon. In fact, this release from Tunefish along with label mates Anabis, Bel Air and Amenophis was the first progressive rock I ever owned on compact disc all those years ago. Bought from the legendary Eurock Distribution; I was very excited at the time to find an imprint whose major focus was that of the neo/pop-prog variety which for the most part they continued to promote until the their sad demise in 1998. With a roster chockful of good stuff for the melodic prog minded, many of which are still easy to find, there's no time the present to start covering their output on these pages.


The Songs
Unlike the previously mentioned outfits, Tunefish only managed one release. Featuring former Anyone's Daughter keyboardist Matthias Ulmer and drummer Peter Schmidt; Tunefish also included three lead vocalists, one female and two male which offers a wide variety of atmospheres and colours often reminding me of the great Dutch band Earth And Fire. As the disc title suggests, this is guitar oriented neo prog without a dull moment and 'Poetry' provides some red-hot, almost jig-like soloing in a very commercial arrangement while the lovely acoustic interlude seguing into the dynamic 'Feel It Again' leaves me breathless. 'Duplicate' delves deeper into pure pop territory while the closing three part, fourteen plus minute 'Trilogy' shows the band were more than capable of creating complex themes, even throwing in some Sgt. Pepperish trumpet while still retaining their melodic sensibilities and again, Earth And Fire are more than an apt comparison.


In Summary
A fine album and in the years since vocalist Elke Diepenbeck has gone on to appear on several pop related projects while Matthias Ulmer has recently resurrected Anyone's Daughter releasing 'Calw Live' in 2011.


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