Saturday 21 July 2018
RanestRane - Starchild (2018)
The fifth album from this Italian band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, guitars, bass, keyboards and Italian vocals.
Steve Rothery and Steve Hogarth from Marillion helped out on guitars and narration.
I have reviewed their first two albums for ProgArchives and # 1 of this blog. I liked these albums a lot. I have not had the chance to hear the intervening two albums.
The band is one of the more newer RPI bands. Rock Progressive Italiano in other words. They have a modern sound and their gigs is a mix of movie and stage events. Big events, indeed.
The music on this album is a mix of classic RPI from the 1970s and Pink Floyd. At times, they very much sounds like Pink Floyd from their the Momentary Lapse Of Reason album.
That is not a bad thing as this mixes up the melodic RPI on this album. RPI with some very strong vocals.
These fifty minutes are at times a joy to behold. It is also a reminder that I may have to get their third and fourth album too......
This is indeed a very good album and a timely reminder how good RanestRane and RPI really is.