Wednesday 5 July 2017
Galbraith Group - Time (2017)
The debut album from this Florida, USA band.
The band is the siblings Josh, Taylor and Ashley Galbraith. They play drums, bass and guitars. And the average age of the band members must be around nineteen years or so. They are young !
I was attracted to this album because the art-work is of the Eileen Donan Castle here in Scotland. It is only a three hours long/short drive from me. I have passed it many times on my way to and from Isle Of Skye. So I picked up this album.
This album is forty- five minutes long. The music is light jazz-rock with some clear references to Camel. There are also some post rock references here.
The first thing that hits me is the sparse instrumentation and the sparse use of power. Galbraith Group is not a power trio. Not on this album, at least. Maybe live, they are.
The music is very gentle and not that wild. Youthful, yes. But hardly wild and rocking. Not compared to the likes of Mahavishnu Orchestra or even Rush.
There is not a great deal of quality here. It is not a bad album. But it sounds like a very naive and innocent album made by three youths who are just starting out. Just as The Beatles once did. The is a decent to good album which is not setting the world on fire. Some plusses goes to the seven minutes long Heart Of The Ocean which is a good track. That is the way to go, guys.