Friday 22 March 2019
Mind Furniture - Hoop of Flame (2007)
The second and final album from this US band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, guitars and vocals.
A guest musician provided cello.
I was not impressed by their debut album The End Of Days from 2000. I reviewed it back in September 2011 for ProgArchives and you can find the review here.
The band is doing a kind of neo-prog.
That is US neo-prog.
There is some rock here too and some Americana. But it is British influenced US neo-prog who dominates this almost one hour long album.
The vocals are good and the band is doing their best on some rather catchy songs.
The songs are catchy, but also pretty thin on the ground regarding intelligent melodies and hooks. The music is simply too simple to make this a good album.
Nevertheless, this is a decent album and well worth checking out if neo-prog is your thing.