Monday 15 July 2019

Edensong - Years In The Garden Of Years (2016)

The second album from this US band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, flute, keyboards, gamelan, percussion and vocals.
Guest musicians provided cello and vocals. Adrian Belew from King Crimson was one of them.

The band has so far only released two full length albums despite of having a good following and a good reputation.

Maybe that is based on this album.

Clocking in at over seventy minutes, the title track takes up one hour of that time. A suite, no less.

The music is a mix of symphonic prog, neo-prog, a bit folk rock and some prog metal. This is a typical concept album though with a considerable amount of ambient parts which is the conceptual parts.

The music is laid-back with some flutes and cello breaking up the guitars and the keyboards parts. The vocals comes on the top of that again.

The music is eclectic, pedestrian and not so eventful as I had wished from an album clocking in at over seventy minutes.

The quality is somewhere between decent and good. I am a bit disappointed...

2.5 points

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