Tuesday 15 October 2019
Moron Police - A Boat on the Sea (2019)
The third album from this Norwegian band.
The band is a quintet on this album with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, keyboards, Hammond organ, grand piano and vocals.
Another quintet has helped them out on accordion, violin and saxophones.
I have heard about this band before. Their reputation was a more progressive metal band. Hence, I did not bother.
Their new album had ditched the metal stuff and gone for a much more funky pop and rock sound. That in addition to their basis in neo-prog. There is also some fusion here too.
The vocals are very good and the production is top notch.
The music is also driven by tangents, guitars and saxophones in addition to the vocals.
There is a lot of very good details here in songs who are failing to impress me. The commercial appeal of this album is obvious and fans of positive, uplifting music..... that is most people.... will really love this album.
I got my reservations as the songs are a bit lacking in substance. Nevertheless, this is a good album which will take the band far outside the prog genre. Should take them far outside the prog genre.