Thursday, 5 September 2019
Fine Soft Day - You Are Here (2019)
The debut album from this Manchester, England based band.
The band is a trio with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and vocals.
The band were formed as a folk rock band many years ago and gigged as a folk rock band. After the band broke up and then reformed last year, the band wrote some songs which did not fit the folk rock format. Hence a change of genre....... sort off.
There is still some lingering folk rock in their music. The band has moved more in the direction of Genesis and Pink Floyd though. More towards symphonic prog.
This one hour long album is also a concept album about hope and despair... or something like that.
The music and vocals reminds me a lot about the Dutch band Us. That means a pretty bad vocalist and some half acoustic instruments throughout.
The music tries to be symphonic prog, but fails. It is not complex and it is not particular epic. It still got one leg in the folk rock camp.
....And I have no idea why some people throws in Yes as a reference on their music....
The songs are decent enough and some of the music are rather bordering to good. This is by no means the most exciting album around and is more a rock than a progressive rock album. Nevertheless, check it out.