Sunday 30 December 2018
Twenty Four Hours - Close White Lamb Walls (2018)
The sixth album from this Italian band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, percussion, guitars and vocals. English vocals, this time.
The band had help from four guest musicians who provided sax, violins, hammond organ and female vocals.
I have reviewed five of their albums in # 1 of this blog and has not been too impressed with the band.
The album title is a bit strange but it becomes very understandable when being told that this 2CDs album is based on this band's impressions of four great albums: The Wall (Pink Floyd), The White Album (The Beatles), Closer (Joy Division) and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Genesis).
That explains these eighty-five minutes of music a lot more than listening to this album alone and wondering what the band is up to on this album. This double album is indeed full of references to those four albums.
Not at least musically where it goes from Joy Division's darkness to the more uplifting The Beatles. The darkness on this album and the general feel has a lot of Roger Waters and Van Der Graaf Generator in it. Roger Waters did The Wall under the Pink Floyd name.....
And yes, there are a lot of references to The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway too....
The album is generally pretty gloomy. It does not have any good songs though and the quality is patchy. I have been struggling a lot with this album, truth to be told. It is a brave album who falls a bit flat on it's face. Sorry.....