Saturday 20 October 2018
Ring van Möbius - Past The Evening Sun (2018)
The debut album from this Norwegian band.
The band is a trio with a lineup of Hammond organ, clavinet, keyboards, Moog, bass, drums, timpani and vocals.
A guest musician adds his saxophone.
This band has made some pretty huge waves in the Norwegian scene this year and is widely regarded as the next big thing from Norway.
The ring-leader in this band played in a black metal band before starting this band. He also left the 1990s behind him and went back to the 1970s.
This is very much a progressive rock album in the good old style. The likes of Van Der Graaf Generator is a very relevant reference here. Ring Van Mobis plays a much more psych rock brand of progressive rock than VDGG.
There are three tracks on this album. One of them, the "single" and video from this album, is twenty-two minutes long. The other two are far shorter songs. Which makes this an altogether forty minutes long album.
The music is wild, but also pretty pastoral at the same time. The band knows how to combine pastoral music with some pretty wild music.
The saxophone and the various forms of tangents is everywhere. Moog and Hammond organ in particular. We also get lots of clavinet. The vocals are also really good here.
This album is one of the better albums coming out of Norway and it is a great album. I hope we will hear a lot more from this band in the future. Fans of VDGG and psych rock will love this album.