Saturday 1 June 2019
Trion - Tortoise (2003)
The debut album from this Dutch band.
The band was a trio with a lineup of guitars, drums, bass, mellotron, oboe, strings, flute, organ and cello.
This band, with members from Odyssice and Flamborough Head, has released three albums. The last one in 2013 and you can see my review here.
The band was formed to honour the music of bands like Greenslade, Camel and Genesis. Which is a good reason to start a band in my opinion.
The music is instrumental and does indeed touch base with these three bands and their best musical output. Not by copying them, but by making new music which reminds the listener about these bands.
Trion is also very much an own band with their own identity, although a rather vague one.
The music is very much symphonic prog in the good old 1970s style and in the good old British style just across the water from The Netherlands (just a ferry away).
This is not the most exciting music around, I have to admit. But Triode delivers what they set out to do. A good retro-prog album.
There is no highlights on this album. Nevertheless, is is nice to know the music on this fifty minutes long album and I like it.
This is indeed a good album.