Thursday 11 April 2019

Mizukagami - Yugake (2007)

The second and final album from this Japanese band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, guitars, drums and vocals.

The band released two albums, the 2003 self-titled debut album, and this album before they were disbanded.

The band was one of the Japanese symphonic prog bands. This was and still is a pretty good scene well worth exploring.

Yugake is an album in that scene. There is a lot of neo-prog here too. But most of this album is symphonic prog.

The thin female vocals takes some efforts to get used to. The guitars and keyboards is a bit generic. The keyboards sometimes also dip into moog and mellotron too. That is far better than the rest of what the keyboards does here.

The guitars are pretty standard too.

The songs are pretty intriguing and pretty good on interesting details and quirkiness. A couple of songs are rather very good. The rest are not.

I am so intrigued by this album that I have just purchased their first album and will review it in the next coming weeks. This band deserves some attention. Ditto for this good album too.

3 points

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