Sunday 8 September 2019

Panzerpappa - Summarisk Suite (2019)

The seventh album from this Norwegian band.

The band is a quintet on this album with a lineup of keyboards, accordion, guitars, drums, bass, percussion, chapman stick, samplers, organ and saxophones.

Panzerpappa debuted back in 2000 with their debut album Passer Gullfisk. I know the drummer quite well as he is one of those who introduced me to progressive rock. Well, Rush and Iron Maiden (!!) also did that.

I think it is fair to label Panzerpappa as legends in the Norwegian prog rock scene. 

RIO and avant-garde has really not been my genre and I have tried to avoid reviewing too many of these kinds of albums. But I should really get more into this genre.

Panzerpappa has developed from being a Samla Mammas Manna fanclub like band to a much more fusion and jazz rock band.

There is still a lot of RIO/avant-garde here. But the fusion part is very big and this album is actually quite melodic. Yes, shock horror shock.

The mix of guitar solos, sax solos and some keyboards solos is really good. There is a lot of very good details on this album indeed.

This forty minutes long album is indeed a very good album. It is one of those albums fans of progressive rock and quirky music should check out.

3.5 points

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