Saturday 19 May 2018
Shadowlight - Stars Above the City (2018)
The second album from this British band.
Shadowlight is a trio with a lineup of guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals.
A guest artist does the drums and percussion.
I had the pleasure of reviewing their 2012 debut album Twilight Canvas. You can read my review here.
The band is a studio project and their albums is only digitally released. To be honest, that seems like a wise choice in today's world. CDs are dead and LPs is too expensive to manufacture and ship out. The postal services is killing the small LPs and CDs record labels. So why bother ? I totally agree with Shadowlight.
The band is giving us fifty minutes with a mix of neo-prog and rock. There is plenty of guitars, keyboards and vocals on this album. The music is mid tempo and a bit on the dramatic music end of the spectrum. There is also some hints of folk rock here.
The music is not particular technical and the songs are not that long.
The quality of the music is somewhere between decent and good. I am not really getting much out of this album. The band is doing their best on some substandard tunes. I am afraid I am not in tune with this album.