Thursday 31 August 2017
Dice - Son.Sister.Sun (2015)
The 17th album from this German band.
The band is a quintet on this album with a lineup of harmonica, bass, drums, keyboards, guitars and English vocals.
I was really unhappy and unimpressed by their 2014 album Twentaurus. A pretty bad album. So I was not looking forward to reviewing this album.
Twentaurus was a pop/rock album. Son.Sister.Sun still got some of that too. But the band has again moved towards psychedelic rock and has indeed made a psychedelic rock album here. There is also some pretty strong symphonic prog influences here.
The title track is four minutes long. The five other tracks are all over ten minutes long. Which is a bit strange... but also clever.
"Clever" is a word that sticks to my mind when listening to this album. The music and the details are really clever and tells me that Dice is in general a clever band who know what they are doing. Seventeen albums........ Oh, they know what they are doing.
The songs are all good and there is also lots of clever details here which makes the listener sit up and take notice. My faith in this band has been restored. Onwards, onwards towards their two final album.