Sunday, 10 November 2019
Big Big Train - Grimspound (2017)
The tenth album from this British band.
The band was an eight piece big band on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, synths, banjo, mandolin, lute, violin, viola, cello and vocals.
Judy Dyble added some extra female vocals too.
The band has now found their sound and music.
That is neo-prog with a strong folk rock and symphonic prog influence.
The vocals still reminds us about Peter Gabriel in Genesis. That is, when David Longdon gets the microphone. There is also other vocalists here.
The music is leaning a lot towards folk rock on this album. That in addition to the normal fare of melodic neo-prog. The sound is really warm.
Most of the songs are pretty pastoral.... well, they are pastoral. They are also lush and full of warmth.
Although this is a good album, I get the feeling that the band can do a lot better than this album. I feel they are threading water on this album.
In my view, everyone of this band's albums is well worth a purchase. That also goes for this album although I feel there is an air of stagnation on this album.