Sunday 16 July 2017
Nope - Walker (2014)
The second album from this English band.
Nope is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, synths, percussions and drums.
The band has two drummers and no bassist, according to ProgArchives. That is unusual. And I cannot detect any bass in their sound either. Unusual !
I have not heard their 2012 debut album Revision and knows next to nothing about this band. They have toured UK and Europe a lot.
That is pretty evident here as their music is very much lively and live-like. It is also instrumental.
Take post-punk, a bit of post-rock and a lot of alternative metal. That is when you get this album. It is pretty much rhythm orientated with a lot of strong beats.
The title track is twenty-nine minutes and comes in part 1 and part 2. The two other tracks are three minutes and eight minutes long. In total just over forty minutes, in other words.
The music is not pretty narrow in it's scope. Less is more like music.
There is no great or even good music here. I am not really impressed by this album and it is really not for me. Hence my ratings.