Sunday 6 October 2019

Liquid Shades - Locked Exit (2019)

The debut album from this Italian band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of horns, saxophone, bass, drums, guitars, steel guitars, percussion, keyboards, synths and vocals.

This band is totally unknown to me. I just fell for that "prog rock from Italy" tag and got this album.

Progressive rock from Italy, it may be. But it is not Rock Progressive Italiano (RPI) in it's traditional sense.

Take some modern rock, a bit grunge, a bit of Area, a bit jazz and a bit RPI.

The saxophone is pretty much a leading instrument here who takes us through this fifty minutes long album.

The songs are very laidback with some action filled songs inbetween. It is not ambient. It is just laidback jazzy and lounge like rock. A lot of West-Coast rock.

The vocals is not good and there is not much positive, or offensive negative, I can find on this album.

This is a decent album who is rather unremarkable.

2 points

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