Opossum - Bear's Banquet. 1974 Germany

Opossum - Bear's Banquet. 1974. Archival

CD issue: 2003 Garden of Delights

Opossum is the predecessor group to Morpheus. And after hearing this archival release, one can tell that Opossum is much looser in their embryonic stages to the more rigid Morpheus. Despite lacking cohesion and strong melody composition, the rough styling here can be quite appealing. Maybe like a less avant-garde Exmagma perhaps. I also hear some Xhol especially considering their own archival releases. Or even Missus Beastly with Eddy Marron. It's at that borderline area of jazz and Krautrock. 'The Sun and Moon Have Come Together' is actually a cover of the title track from the relatively obscure American jazz rock outfit The Fourth Way (what an odd choice...). Interesting to note for an album cover that prominently displays a flute, it’s surprising how little the instrument is used. And that's because the gentleman displayed is also their second drummer and percussionist.

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