Wednesday 21 March 2018

Pymlico - Guiding Light (2014)

The third album from this Norwegian band.

Pymlico is Arild and Oyving Broter on organ, keyboards, piano, drums and guitars.
They have got help from numerous other musicians who has provided synths, piano, trombone, bass, guitars, flute, percussion, saxophone and vocals.

Some years ago, I reviewed their 2011 debut album Inspirations for ProgArchives and you can find my review here. You can find my review of their second album Directions (2012) here.

The band has so far, anno March 2018, released four albums. A review of their fourth album will follow next week/you can find my review of that album somewhere else in this blog.

Pymlico does instrumental symphonic prog. The music is pretty cinematic throughout this album.

The obvious references are Pink Floyd and Camel. I also find some mid-1980s Jan Hammer lurking in their soundscape too. There are also some fusion influences too. And a lot of Porcupine Tree influences.

The music is good throughout these fifty minutes. It is not a sparkling spectacular album. But it is a good album, well worth checking out.

3 points

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