Wednesday 4 April 2018
Arabs in Aspic - Syndenes Magi (2017)
The fifth album from this Norwegian band.
Arabs In Aspic is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion and vocals.
They had help from two guest musicians who provided violin and percussion.
I have had the joy of reviewing their three previous albums and you can find these reviews somewhere else in this blog.
This Norwegian band has always flown under my (not so good) radar. That was until I decided to check them out on the basis of the rave reviews this album has gotten. Hence the four reviews, this one included, of their albums.
The band continues in the same path they have followed on their last albums. That means flower power prog with some hard rock and a lot of stoner rock. Their music is very colourful and punchy.
This album is forty-two minutes long and it has three songs. The music is in addition everything above, also pretty complex with a lot of pastoral pieces inbetween the more hard rocking pieces. The sound is also very much from the 1970s and has a great, great vibe.
This is an album I will listen to again and again. And I don't think I am alone in that.
The best song is the title track. Best song of the three very good songs here. Check out this album.