Sunday 2 July 2017
Narrow Pass - A New Day (2014)
The third album from this Italian band.
The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, guitars, oboe, grand piano, organ and vocals. Both male and female vocals. All vocals are in English.
The band also had guest musicians on flute, woodwinds and some xtra female vocals.
Their 2009 album In This World And Beyond was a good Irish folk and Camel influenced album. My review of this album is here.
The band continue from what they left it in 2009 on the In This World And Beyond album. There are a lot of references to Irish music here and there is also references to Camel, Pink Floyd and Mascera Di Cera.
The sound is very much English and US symphonic prog. There are also some folk rock influences here. Not to mention; art rock.
The music on this one hour long album is gently flowing and meandering through the symphonic prog landscape. Most of the music is instrumental with lots of keyboards, guitars and some flutes. The music has some dreamscape qualities.
The vocals here are also good and contributes a great deal to this album.
The result is a very elegant album which does not have any great pieces of music. It is a gentle, gentle piece of music and one to check out if this is your cup of tea. I rate this as a good album.