Saturday 10 February 2018
Airbag - Disconnected (2016)
The fourth album from this Norwegian band.
Airbag is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, programming and vocals.
They had help from three guest musicians who provided Hammond organ, piano and percussion.
I have had the pleasure of reviewing their previous three albums. You can find my reviews here, here and here.
The band's music has always been pretty close to the music of Gazpacho, another great Norwegian band I admire and really like.
The genre is neo-prog with a lot of post-rock influences. Refences are Marillion, Radiohead, A-Ha, Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd.
The music is really laid back and a bit pedestrian. And that is not a bad thing at all. Well, it is nice to have bands like this too.
There is a lot of long and poignant guitar solos here in addition to some very good vocals. The bass and drums is also good. The keyboards and programming is adding a lot of mood and ambience.
There is no really great or even very good songs on this fifty minutes long album. Which is a bit of a shame. I got a lot of time for Airbag.