The majority of the things you need to know about this album can be summed up in the follwing three words – 70s Progressive Rock. It’s definitely of the era and the inclusion of organ and flute only reinforce the idea.
There are only two tracks on this release but with the first one being 20 minutes in length and the second 18 minutes, there’s a full album’s worth of content here.
Apart from some low-key and ethereal backing vocals, this is almost entirely instrumental; the main focus is on the music itself. The intricate complexity and warm exploratory nature of the songs mean that these two tracks have a lot to offer in a non-threatening way. If you like the 70s style then it’s undoubtedly an impressive display of it.
Agusa 2 is richly textured and has a seemingly loose structure that’s probably actually quite tightly controlled. It twists, turns and winds its way through the playing time in a calm and informal manner.
This offers some real drugged-out psychedelic bliss for connoisseurs of the style. It’s a reflective response to a time that may have passed but is being kept alive by people who share a passion for an era that musically gave so much to what came after.
Although Agusa won’t be a band that appeals to everyone, they do what they do extremely well and if you want to kick back and relax to music that’s both mellow and challenging then this is the album for you.