Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Providence - And I'll Recite An Old Myth (1989)
The debut album from this Japanese band.
Providence was a quintet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and female vocals.
A guest musician provided xtra guitars on one track.
Neo-prog from Japan is not common fare. It took me some time to find any other neo-prog bands from this wonderful country. There is some other bands... but they are rare.
This band released two albums before they were disbanded. Both will be reviewed here/has been reviewed in this blog.
It is claimed that the vocals are in English here. I have yet to find a single English word in their vocals and I guess that the vocals are in Japanese. Which is great !
The music is pretty symphonic too. Fifty-three minutes divided on four songs means they are pretty epic, these songs. The sound is also very Japanese and Asian. This is indeed exotic, refreshing music.
The vocals are good and the musicians also do a good job. The songs too are good and I really like this album. It is an unusual album, a highly original album which is leaning towards Japanese symphonic prog throughout while still remaining a neo-prog album.
Check out this highly unusual album.