Thursday 3 May 2018
Frequency Drift - Letters to Maro (2018)
The eight album from this German band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, electric harp, mellotron, synths, keyboards, mandolin and female vocals.
An extra guitarist provided xtra guitars on two tracks.
Frequency Drift has been quite a prolific band during the last ten years. It is one of the leading bands in the female fronted melodic prog scene.
Their music is not too far away from Mostly Autumn. But Frequency Drift has replaced their celtic roots with a more German sound.
I have had the pleasure of reviewing two of their previous albums and you can read these reviews here and here.
Irini Alexia's very good vocals floats on the top of some melodic, but still intricate progressive music. Neo-prog is a good label. German neo-prog, that is. There is a lot of melancholy in their music though.
This one hour long album is very classy and stylish. It still has some very good details.... and vocals.
It is one of those albums that makes me loving this hobby, reviewing albums for my own blog.
This is indeed a very good album and one well worth checking out.