Thursday, 21 December 2017

Knells - Knells II (2017)


The second album from this US band.

The band is an eight piece big band with a lineup of rhodes, percussions, drums, bass, electronics, guitars and female vocals.

This band has a three female vocalists big choir at the heart of the band.

RIO/avant-garde is the genre this band is listed under in ProgArchives. I therefore prepared myself for some difficult listening sessions and some difficult music.

What met me was something else again..... OK, this album is by no means easy listening. Neither is is dense avant-garde either. It is it's own genre.

Take three soprano vocalists and put it on the top of some cool laidback psychedelic jazzy rock. Add some chamber-rock too the proceedings too and some zeuhl.

There is a lot of guitars here with bass and drums in the background. There is also some synths here. But the sound is surprisingly organic. Very organic indeed.

The music is very original and it is also very good throughout these forty minutes. There is no really great pieces of music here. But I would still rate this as a great album.

Get this album !

4 points

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