Monday 6 August 2018
Nathan - Era (2018)
The second album from this Italian band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and Italian vocals.
Two guest musicians provided xtra vocals and guitars.
I very much liked their 2016 debut album Nebulosa. A very good album in the PFM and Banco tradition. You can find my review here.
The band continues in the same vein on their new album.
That means more pastoral RPI in the same vein as PFM and in particular; Banco.
The sound is both lush and warm. It is also contemporary and with a 2015'ish sound and soundscape.
The instruments are well separated and clear. The vocals is very good and clear.
This album is not as good as Nebulosa for the reason that there is no really very good or great songs here. This album is a step backwards from Nebulosa. But it is not a huge step backwards.
The band has come up with a good album which will please all fans for RPI and others into pastoral symphonic prog. Check out this album.