Friday 23 March 2018

Trettioåriga Kriget - Seaside Air (2016)

The tenth album from this Swedish band.

The band is a sextet on this band with a lineup of drums, guitars, bass, keyboards, saxophone and vocals.

This band has had a colourful career since their 1974 debut album. Most of their albums has been with Swedish vocals and lyrics. So it came as a surprise that the band switched to English vocals on this album.

The album is following up from their 2011 album Efter Efter. There is again a lot of grown up, reflective rock here.

There is also some strong hints towards their own 1970s albums and bands like Procol Harum.

Mellotrons and flutes, created by the keyboards, is adding a lot to their sound. Ditto for the vocals which is really good. The lyrics also reflects on their age and newfound wisdom.

There is not much technical wizardry here and not so much progressive rock. The musicians does what they have to do to drive the no-nonsense music forward.

The end result is a cosy, warm forty-five minutes long album who is falling a bit short in quality. It is still a weak Good rating from me as I am really enjoying this album.

3 points

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