Wednesday 21 August 2019
Big Big Train - The Difference Machine (2007)
The fifth album from this British band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, bass, keyboards, guitars and vocals.
Some guest musicians helped them with extra drums, flute, saxophones, viola, bass and vocals.
Their previous four albums, three of them has been reviewed in this blog, has been pretty good. The band is also reputed to be one of the best bands in today's prog rock world too.
The band plays a form of neo-prog and symphonic prog with a flowery, pastoral sound. There is quite a lot of folk rock in their sound and music too.
There is not much heaviness and bombast here. The music is really pastoral. Genesis is a good reference.
The music is very symphonic and is ticking along nicely during these fifty-five minutes.
This album is not an instant hit and it needs some listening sessions before it really get there.
It still has to be said that there is no real great tracks here. That said, it is a good album from a great band. My explorations of this band will continue.