Sunday 24 November 2019
East Of Eden - East Of Eden (1971)
The third album from this British band.
The band is a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, violin, flute, saxophone, drums, percussion and vocals.
When a band makes their new album self-titled, like Metallica once did with their fifth album, I get the feeling that the band is making a statement that the band has found a new direction.
As with Metallica, as with East Of Eden twenty years before Metallica did the same.
This album is a total break with the more experimental stuff in Snafu and Mercator Projected. Which explains why only one member from those two albums is now in the new East Of Eden.
This album gives us a mix of country & western, folk rock and a bit of blues. It is a very simplified soundscape. The music is also pretty melodic and easy on the ear.
The vocals is very good though. Thank you, David Jack. The other musicians puts in a good shift too.
The music is decent to good. There is no really outstanding tracks on this forty minutes long album and that is a bit of a pity.
The old East Of Eden gave us excitement and lots of details. I miss them. The new East Of Eden is not a bad band either. But this album is just one of many albums in this genre, I am afraid.
Nevertheless, check out this album.