Wednesday 28 March 2018
Arabs in Aspic - Victim Of Your Father's Agony (2015)
The fourth album from this Norwegian band.
Arabs In Aspic was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals.
I have had the pleasure of reviewing some of their albums in this blog and you can find these reviews somewhere else in this blog.
There is no doubts in my mind that this band is one of the better bands from the Norwegian prog rock scene. This scene is perhaps the best scene in the world right now.
Their album art-works very much describe and explains their music. Something this band should get a lot of praise for. These guys are 100 % into what they are doing. Their clothing are also.... colourful.
And so is their music. Take the end of the 1960s flower power, add a lot of 1970s symphonic prog, psych rock and stoner. The end result can be something like this band and this album.
The keyboards gives us a rich Hammond organ sound and a rich moog and mellotron sound. The good old keyboards sound. The vocals are still heavy accented and charming. I hope their vocalist's English stays that way.
The music is melodic, flowery and good. This forty minutes long album offers both smiles and quality music to the listener. And that is not a bad thing at all.