Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Big Big Train - Gathering Speed (2004)
The fourth album from this British band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of blues harp, bass, percussion, drums, keyboards, guitars and vocals.
A female vocalist added here vocals on a couple of tracks.
The band was on a march from light poppy art-rock towards proper heavy progressive rock on their first albums. That also includes this album.
The band has here given us an hour worth of music.
That is music somewhere in the landscape of mid-Genesis. Genesis in their Wind & Wuthering era.
The vocals reminds us about Yes. But that is all.
There is some slightly ambient over this album and a lot of pastoral music. I am also reminded about the latter days Marillion.
The music is really relaxing and has some long songs and pieces of music. The guitars are very Steve Hackett from the above mentioned Genesis era.
The music is good throughout although it feels a bit wishy-washy. It still comes up with the goods..... barely. Check out this album.