Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Caterpillarmen - Adopt A Monkey (2010)

The debut album from this Icelandic band.

Caterpillarmen is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums and keyboards.

This band exploded into the scene some years ago and released three albums. I hope a new album is due as this is a good band.

The band is regarded as an avant-garde and RIO band.

That is true enough, though.

The opening of this album showcases a band with a fascination with the Hammond organ sound from the 1970s. These pieces are really retro-prog. The are also very good.

The album has this 1970s sound and style. The music is not overly avant-garde and RIO. This album sounds a lot more like a King Crimson and to a certain degree; a Gentle Giant album than an avant-garde album.

There is a lot of minor avant-garde themes here. But most of the album is melodic and eclectic.

The album is forty minutes long and it offers up some really good music. Music not to be ignored. Check out this album.

3 points

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