Monday, 6 May 2019
Interpose+ - Interpose+ (2005)
The debut album from this Japanese band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, keyboards, bass, guitars and vocals.
A violinist and a computer wizard added their stuff to this album too.
Neo-prog from Japan is pretty unusual. So I jumped on the chance when offered their first two albums. Two out of in total three albums.
Neo-prog........ well..... that is not the full story here.
The songs are pretty long, over ten minutes long and there is a lot of symphonic prog influences here. Ditto for eclectic prog influences. Both Gentle Giant and King Crimson has been influential when they carved out their niche and the music on this album.
Some of the music are indeed melodic here and is touching neo-prog. There is also some Van Der Graaf Generator vibes over their music as the soundscape is pretty dark.
The vocals are the typical shrieking thin Japanese vocals. They are good though. No problems there. The other musicians does their job very well.
I really like this fifty minutes long album as the musicians really know what they are doing there. The music is majestic, eclectic and melodic at the same time. Brooding too.
This is another good album from Japan and a reminder that this country has a lot of good bands well worth checking out.