Saturday 15 September 2018
Amarok - Amarok (2001)
The debut album from this Polish band.
The band is a duo with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, guitars and percussion.
They got help from various guest musicians who provided vocals, violin, flute and drums.
This band has released four albums and is still a going concern as far as I am aware. This band should not be confused with the Spanish folk rock band with the same name.... or the Norwegian metal band with the same name.
Amarok is a socalled neo-prog band. That is not evident on this album, though.
The music on this album is mostly instrumental. Instrumental progressive rock in the vein of Mike Oldfield.
There are also some Pink Floyd influences here. Mostly in the use of the wailing female voices. Or vocals as you may want to call it.
The album is over one hour long and it has plenty of acoustic guitars and piano. There is also a lot of keyboards here and some electric guitars.
The mood and the music is mellow and pretty pedestrian. There is no drama here not much technical wizardry.
The end result is a bit underwhelming. It is a pretty dull album which may appeal to Mike Oldfield fans. I am not won over, though.