Wednesday 4 July 2018

Strangefish - The Spotlight Effect (2018)

The third album from this British band.

Strangefish is a sextet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. Both male and female vocals.

I have not had the chance to hear their 2003 debut album Full Scale or the follow up album Fortune Telling from 2006.

The band started out in 1989 and have has been on and off since then. Silence followed by sporadic activities, albums and then silence again.

The band plays neo-prog and has been and still is one of the wave of neo-prog bands who hit UK in the 1980s and 1990s. Some of them has released new albums this year.

The music is pretty gentle with both female and male vocals. Their neo-prog has a lot of rock and pop influences too. Even some musicals influences is pretty evident here.

The vocals are really good and the other musicians is also doing a good job.

There are no really outstanding tracks on this one hour long album. Which is a shame as this is a good album. It fits nicely into the neo-prog genre and is an album well worth checking out for all fans of this genre.

3 points

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