Saturday 9 November 2019
Psychedelic Ensemble. The - Mother's Rhymes (2019)
The fifth album from this US band.
The band is a one man band fronted by a man nobody knows who is. He does the vocals, keyboards, organ, piano, bass, guitars and percussion here.
He got help from some other musicians who adds strings and vocals.
I reviewed some of his previous albums at # 1 of this blog years ago and liked them. So a new album from him = purchase & review.
The band plays neo-prog the American vein. Well, the neo-prog is pretty much somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
There is fine balance between British and US neo-prog here.
There is also a lot of symphonic prog here and that symphonic prog is very much the US version of symphonic prog. Influences from both Kansas and Spock's Beard can be heard here.
The music is at times very epic. It plays along finely too with this blend and the good vocals.
There is a couple of tunes and songs who elevates this fifty minutes long album to a very good album. The sound is really good too and the listener get a lot out of this album. I am again won over by this band.