Thursday 24 August 2017

Pareidolon - Aporia (2017)

 The debut album from this Canadian band.

This band was a seven piece big band with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, piano, synths, male and female vocals.

This band is totally new to me as I did not get their two preceeding EPs when they were released a couple of years ago.

Pareidolon is one of those bands who has been soaking up everything from the 1970s symphonic prog, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Pink Floyd to the more contemporary bands like Haken, Opeth etc etc. It is always nice listening to a wide variety of music !

The end result of this listening is an album which has taken some influences from Opeth and Haken, added a bit of Camel and incorporated a lot from the British female fronted prog rock scene. Panic Room, The Reasoning and District 97 springs to mind.

They have got a lot of things going on during this thirty-seven minutes long album. There are some mellotrons and a lot of very good female vocals here. The sound is good too.

A bit better songs would have been desireable. Nevertheless, this is a good album and a very promising debut album. Let's hope this band and their musicians continues with progressive rock.

3 points

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