Originating as a beat group in the mid-60's, playing mainly at US air bases in Southern Germany. By 1969 they'd become the art-rock band Chromosom, heavily influenced by the American West Coast sound. After the addition of Bernd "Steve" Leistner on vocals, and the new name Wind, they recorded their debut album for the new progressive arm of the budget label Miller, namely +Plus+. Offered a richly textured progressive rock, lyrical yet also very musically involved, and certainly very Anglo-American inspired, but with that German oddness typical of such bands. Steve Leistner / lead vocals, percussion, Thomas Leidenberger / guitar, vocals, Andreas Bueler / bass, vocals, percussion, Lucian Bueler / keyboards, vocals, percussion and Lucky Schmidt / drums, percussion, Mellotron, piano. While their debut sounded slightly like Deep Purple, their second and last album was much more in the vein of early British symphonic progressive rock like Cressida and Spring. Especially the latter one often comes to mind when I'm listening to this record. Here it also became more obvious that the band actually had a really good singer, who often sounded like Pat Moran from Spring.
01 - Morning Song 02 - The Princess And The Mistrel 03 - Dragon's Maid 04 - Carnival 05 - Schlittenfahrt 06 - Puppet Master 07 - Tommy's Song 08 - Josephine