Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Lyrian - The Jester's Quest in the City of Glass (2016)
The third album from this British band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of woodwinds, programming, keyboards, bass, percussion, drums, guitars, choir, narrations and vocals.
I quite liked their first two albums and my reviews has reflected my opinions. See reviews somewhere else in this blog.
The band is basing their music on medieval folk and classical music. They have added folk rock and symphonic prog to the proceedings and has got themselves three albums out of that.
That is a good thing though and Lyrian is/was an exciting part of the British prog rock scene. I hope they are still around.
This album is seventy minutes plus long. It is a concept album and the music and the narration is about a jester. That is all I know.
The music is mid-tempo with some haunting guitars and vocals. The keyboards is always here.
The music is also pedestrian and can feel like a bit of a test as this album is so long.
But there is still enough quality here to make this a good album. All their three album is most certainly well worth checking out.