ISOPODA was often considered as Belgium’s best Progressive band of the Seventies. It plays a superb sophisticated and melodious Progressive rock, based upon the combinations between vocals, guitar, keyboards and flute. Working such as a goldsmith, ISOPODA composes pieces with a rare perfection, which could equal the best GENESIS, enhanced by somptuous vocals and arrangements. The Musea reissue of “Acrostichon” includes a bonus track which was not on the 1978 original version. Recorded in 1981, “Taking Root” performed an elegant Progressive rock with elaborated arrangements. It displayed refined melodies with wonderful vocals, nice flute and guitar parts. References to GENESIS and Alan PARSONS are obvious: velvet and refined melodies, delicate accoustic parts… To be rediscovered !………..
Musicians: - Luc Vanhove / organ, synthesizer, string ensemble, electric piano - Walter De Berlangeer / guitar - Arnold De Schepper / double neck bass & 12 string guitar, guitars, vocals - Dirk De Schepper / lead vocals - Marc van der Schuerren / drums, percussion
Tracklist 1 Taking Root 5:01 2 The Usual Start 4:31 3 Endless Streets 5:04 4 Sunset Alley 3:17 5 Harbinger 1:52 6 Girls Will Be Girls 3:38 7 The Fall 5:36 8 O.K. With Me 3:11 9 Join With The Stream 5:53 10 You Flower 4:54 11 Black Mountain Cat 3:00