Thursday 21 December 2017
Innerspace - Rise (2017)
The second album from this Canadian band.
Innerspace is a quintet on this album with a lineup of bass, guitars, drums and vocals.
There is also some female vocals and wailing here.
The band released their debut album The Village back in 2012 and I was not too impressed by this album in my review of it in # 1 of this blog. See my review here.
The band is still very influenced by Pink Floyd. That is from their David Gilmour era. A Momentary Lapse Of Reason is a Pink Floyd album which has really influenced Rise, this album. But we can also add the German band RPWL as a very big influence on Rise and Innerspace.
Rise is a concept album about a dystopian world. Which is a common theme these days and something many, rightfully, fear is going to be the future of this planet.
The album is seventy minutes long and the the music is clearly conceptual. The music is mid-temp to pastoral. There are also some monks choir like vocals here which is very effective in adding a great, scary mood.
There is no real piece of great music here. But Rise is a definate improvement on The Village and I hope we will soon get a new album from this band. Check out this album.