Friday 21 December 2018
Anima Mundi - Insomnia (2018)
The sixth album from this band from Cuba.
The band is a quintet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, mellotron, synths, keyboards, organ, piano, saxophone, percussion, saxophone and vocals.
A guest musician is helping out on trumpet too.
The band has moved a long nicely from their first three albums which was very Yes and Genesis influenced.
They have found their own niche on the last two albums and is exploring this territory.
That territory is somewhere between Porcupine Tree, King Crimson and symphonic prog. There is also some place for ragtime blues here too.
Some of the music on this album sounds a bit avant-garde too. It is a very complex one hour of music.
The ethos of King Crimson is the one that strikes me most on this album as there is no real easy melodies here. Just layers of complex music.
Most of the album is good and some of it is very good. Some of it falls a bit flat on it's face too.
The law of average says this is a good album. I prefer the first Anima Mundi albums, though...