Wednesday 5 June 2019
Giant The Vine - Music For Empty Places (2019)
The debut album from this Italian band.
The band is a sextet with a lineup of keyboards, guitars, bass, percussion and drums.
Formed in 2014, it took the band four-five years to record and release this album. Which seems like a sensible amount of time.
There is a lot of debut albums these days from Italy and other countries. Some of these bands will be a flash in the pan. Some will soldier on..
Giant The Vine's take on progressive rock is instrumental. And they does not sound like Goblin or a fusion band.
Take a lot of post-rock and post-metal, add in some symphonic prog and some cinematic music. That is where you get this album.
Clocking in at fifty minutes long, this album and the instrumental music is fighting hard to maintain the attention of the listener throughout. But it just about maintain to to that.
The music is dynamic and has a lot of light and shade. It has some good melodies too and a lot of interesting details.
The end result is a good album and one to check out.