Saturday 27 July 2019

Farmhouse Odyssey - Fertile Ground (2019)

The third album from this US band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of guitars, Rhodes, Moog, Mellotron, drums, piano, bass, mandolin, percussion and vocals.

This is really an interesting band. Their first two albums has been very interesting indeed. See my reviews of them somewhere else in this blog.

In my review of their last album, I described their music as "Greenwich Village like bohemian folk and pop-folk mixed with English symphonic prog. The bohemian world meets the apple orchards."

That too goes for most of this album. The Greenwich Village sound is a lot more stronger than the smell of an apple orchard on this album.

"Pastoral symphonic prog" is perhaps the best label on this album. The music is pastoral, but also very complex at the same time. And most certainly symphonic prog. Which proves that there is many different ways of playing symphonic prog.

The music is both pleasant and full of intricate details. The vocals is good and the musicians does a great job.

The songs are good too. Which makes this a good album and well worth looking into for all fans of progressive rock.

3 points

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