Frob – Frob (1976)

Frob is the sole album by German instrumental four-piece Frob, released in 1976. Coursing throughout this release are the searing scales of guitarist Philippe Caillat and the machine-gun fills of drummer Peter Meuffels.

“Flash” kicks off with a four-note bass gallop in D that is swiftly joined by snare-hyper drums, icy organ keys and the sizzling leads of Caillat, whose ascending hammer-on’s serve as the title-sake earworm.

The snare-bash that signals “Hektik” is tackled by a tritone-scaling fretboard motif that corrupts the key of F#. Schmits’ lean, primitive organ layers percolate over the rhythmically bombarded bridge. Richter tentatively climbs the scale, only to slide back down against the 12/4 pattern that carries out the soloists from 1:30 onward.

Further highlights include the scaly, organ-shimmering “Locomotive” and the bass-darting hi-hat groove of “Spaces.” Musically, the album is comparable to Coses Nostres by Iceberg, Strange New Flesh by Colosseum II, and the two albums by Dutch quartet Scope.

Tracklist:
A1. Wassertropfen
A2. Spaces
A3. Calypso
A4. Spheres
B1. Flash
B2. Locomotive
B3. Hektik
B4. La Sieste

Credits:
Philippe Caillat – guitar
Peter Meuffels – drums
Peter Schmits – keyboards
K.-D. Richter – bass

Artist/Album Pages:

Eloy ‎– Dawn (1976)
Dawn is the fifth album by German space-rock band Eloy, released in 1976 on Harvest. Tracklis...
Cosmos Factory ‎– Black Hole (1976)
Black Hole is the third album by Japanese experimental rock band Cosmos Factory, released in 1976 on...
Automatic Man - Automatic Man (1976)
Automatic Man is the first of two albums by the namesake American space-funk supergroup, released in...
Et Cetera ‎– Et Cetera (1976)
Et Cetera is an album by the Quebecois avant-garde/art-rock quintet of the same name, released in 19...
Thin Lizzy ‎– Jailbreak (1976)
Jailbreak is the sixth album by Irish hard-rock band Thin Lizzy, released in 1976 on Mercury. ...
Buddy Miles - Bicentennial Gathering of the Tribes (1976)
Bicentennial Gathering of the Tribes is the eighth solo studio album by American funk/rock drummer B...
Enrico Rava ‎– Quotation Marks (1976)
Quotation Marks is an album by Italian jazz trumpeter Enrico Rava, released in 1976 on Japo Records....
Tequila ‎– The New One (1976)
The New One is the second of two albums Danish ensemble Tequila, released in 1976 on Metronome. ...
Brian Protheroe ‎– I/You (1976)
I/You is the third album by English musician/vocalist Brian Protheroe, released in 1976 on Chrysalis...
Alas - Alas (1976)
Alas is the debut album by Argentinian symphonic/jazz-rock band Alas, released in 1976 on Odeon. ...
Zimbo Trio ‎– Zimbo (1976)
Zimbo is an album by Brazilian jazz-funk/samba outfit the Zimbo Trio, released in 1976 on Carosello....
Heavy Joker ‎– Heavy Joker (1976)
Heavy Joker is the first of two albums by the Danish jazz-rock quartet of the same name, released in...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *