Monday 4 November 2019

Light in the Ocean. The - The Light in the Ocean (2019)

The debut album from this US band.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, drums, saxophone, keyboards, bass and vocals.

This band from Minneapolis, Minnesota is new to me and this album dumped into my mailbox not so long ago.

The band is described as a third generation progressive rock band...... and that is something I totally get and agrees with.

This is progressive rock anno the noughties. There is no Genesis or Yes influences here. There are some Radiohead and Porcupine Tree influences here. That and a lot of post rock influences too. Not to mention college rock.

This album even visit the death metal genre for a couple of minutes. That though is the exception of the rule on a mainly pretty understated, pastoral sounding album.

The vocals are really good here and the melodies is good throughout this one hour long album. The harmonies between guitars, keyboards and vocals are at times very good.

This album may be a bit too ambient for most progheads. But this is the final days of the noughties and this is the sound of progressive rock sounds these days. New progressive rock, that is.

This is a good album and well worth checking out.

3 points

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