Friday 4 August 2017
Infringement - Transition (2017)
The debut album from this Norwegian band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums and vocals. Arild Brøter from Pymlico, Clive Nolan from Arena and some others are helping out on mellotron, keyboards, vocals, saxophone and arrangements.
The guitarist from The Windmill is involved in this band together with three others with no background from other bands. That is as far as I gather.
A new Norwegian band..... a lot of excitement in this office, at least. And the music is not prog metal or jazz. Unusual.
The music on this album is a mix of the likes of Arena, Pendragon and Genesis. Well, not so much Genesis and Camel. The latter one has been stated as the band's inspiration.
Norway does not have a big neo-prog and art-rock scene. I am hard pressed to mention any Norwegian bands in this genre. Infringement has now put Norway on this map.
The music is good throughout these forty-eight minutes. The music is bordering to very good at times. The use of mellotron gets my approval and gives this album a lot of colours. The vocals are also good.
This is indeed a very promising band and album. I hope to hear more from this band in the future. I have made a note of their name, indeed.