Tuesday 30 July 2019

Elephant Plaza - Momentum (2016)

The debut album from this Norwegian band.

The band is a seven piece big band with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums. percussion, keyboards and vocals.
Numerous other musicians has provided cello, bass and female vocals.

Reading the list of who is who on this album, I get the feeling that this is a Magic Pie side-project. Mostly everyone from that band is involved with this band, although the main man is not involved in Magic Pie.

The music is not a million miles away from Magic Pie either. Muscular progressive rock with some Pink Floyd influences.

The music is pretty mainstream and is sailing pretty close to mainstream rock at times. Harder mainstream rock, that is. There is also a lot of AOR here.

There is also some pop floating around here on this album. But most of all, this band sounds like Magic Pie.

The quality is decent to good. There is no real eye-opener songs here. There is no real bad songs here although the pop elements are a bit jarring, but still pretty good.

I am not entirely won over by this one hour long album.

2.5 points

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