Steven & Alan Freeman
“The crack in the cosmic egg” (Leicester 1996)
“The Italians may claim Analogy as a classic band from their 70s scene, though the truth is that they were actually German! Their debut LP was recorded and only released in Italy, which would be the reason for such confusion. Analogy were of that genre some suggest as being inspired by US West Coast bands, though really they were very European, combining classical and space-rock elements, and fronted by a powerful, unusual female vocalist. If they could be compared to anyone, Earth & Fire and Sandrose would be favourites, not forgetting to point out an added Floydian spaciness, with lots of organ and guitars. Despite being an oddly balanced album, its reputation is certainly deserved. After this, various different incarnations of the band, under various names, existed. Whilst known as Earthbound, they completed an ambition of Martin Thurn’s, in the form of a lengthy symphonic opus. So, due to recognition of the Analogy album upon its CD re-issue, this later recording was released under the guise of Analogy in 1993. A pleasant work, again notable for Jutta’s vocals, but more laid-back, like early Renaissance. The new 25 YEARS LATER documents the band as they are nowadays, re-recording many old songs, in a modern style.”

Dag Erik Asbjornsen
“Cosmic dreams at play” (Glasgow 1996)
“They gradually developed a more ‘progressive’ and experimental style and changed their name to Analogy in 1972. Their LP includes magnificent songs as “The Year’s at the Spring”, “Dark Reflections” and “Analogy”. The album is a masterpiece of progressive rock, comparable to Circus 2,000, Julian’s Treatment, Sandrose or Earth & Fire. Analogy’s distinctions were Jutta Nienhaus’ unique, vicious vocals, Thurn’s and Pankoff’s impressive instrumental skills on guitar and organ respectively and the overall dark atmosphere of their music. All people with a keen interest in early seventies progressive rock will love this album. Strangely enough, the band remained practically unknown outside of Italy. “The Suite” is excellent but quite different from the first Analogy album. It sounds much like classical folk-rock albums from the early seventies, such as “Hölderlins Traum” (1972). Jutta’s voice is easily recognisable, bringing with her 500-year-old images of devotion to God, mysticism, black magic and witches. One only wishes that the work lasted one hour instead of just 30 minutes! Nevertheless, both albums are indispensable and highly recommended.”

Carcamousse & Nain Dien
Vapeur Mauve magazine no.2, December 2007
“On the long and winding road of rock'n'roll, some bands would have deserved a more glorious future, great success and a status beyond that of a ‘cult band’, an honour usually reserved for bands that were sacrificed on the altar of oblivion.”

Peppe Di Spirito
Arlequins webzine 2010
“A really well produced boxset, full of good music and various pleasant surprises. If you want to own everything Analogy has ever produced, this is the best chance you'll ever have.”


Riccardo Storti
ContrAppunti year VII no.4 (winter 2010-2011)
“Just like a film! When telling the story of this band, you feel like translating it into a full-screen movie. The band's discographic history has now been collected and edited by the AMS/BTF label in co-operation with Vololibero Publishing (Claudio Fucci) in a precious boxset entitled ‘Analogy & Earthbound - The Complete Works’. All recording efforts are featured, starting with the first Yoice single, the first Analogy LP and The Suite (performed by Earthbound), moving over to various unpublished demos and ending with the last recording ‘Il viaggio dei grandi spiriti’. Three CDs and a booklet full of detailed information.”

Jolanda Dolce
Free Lance International Press, August 2012
“Le radici del rock” Festival - Viterbo

“Analogy were the opening band of the evening and immediately captured the attention of the audience with a show full of energy and fascination right from the first track. Their music, sensual, occasionally aggressive, fully convincing and flowing freely, bridged the gap between stage and audience, creating a mystical, almost magic atmosphere.

The audience was in a state of curious anticipation to see the band again after so many years.

The band’s music reflects a distinctly European and not purely Italian orientation. Their sound contains various cultural connotations which form a perfect amalgamation in a unique and explosive style full of the old rock feeling, a colourful harmonious note in a strictly Italian surrounding.”

Donald McHeyre
Mat2020, June 2013
“The live CD „Konzert“ marks the return to the scene of one of the great European bands of the golden era of rock, an era almost forgotten for too many years with little chance of returning to centre stage. (…) The recording quality and the artwork of this album are very good (…) and the quality of the band’s performance is stunning and leads us to the question of how they were able to maintain the original ingenuity of tracks we know in their original studio version of decades ago, especially if we consider the fact that only three original members of the historic line-up participate in this project. The new members had only seven days to learn the material and integrate into the sound before the concert was recorded.”

Rich Wilson

Prog Magazine, issue 46, June 2014

“They never received the breakthrough they probably warranted, but Analogy produced a solid self-titled album in the early 70s that merged folk and psychedelia into a commercially attractive proposition. They soon disbanded and there have only been intermittent sightings, reunions and live albums since. True to form, “Konzert” captures the band performing in April 2012, and their effortless musicianship confirms their stunning live ability. Musically ambitious and expansive, pieces such as “Dark Reflections” and “Song for South Kensington” are almost hymn-like, backed by lush Hammond and blues guitar. “Pan Am flight 249” from that 1972 debut has been given a live impetus and also sounds remarkably fresh. Indeed despite the rather twee lyrics, it s a highlight. Analogy can also break free from their folkier influence. “God's Own Land” presents their rockier side, a good counterbalance to their more mellow inclination. “Konzert” is far from flawless, though. At times the band overindulge, and on more than one occasion the vocals are little more than Karaoke standard. However for their fans this is a potent reminder of an oft-overlooked band.”