Thursday 14 November 2019
Psychic Equalizer - The Sixth Extinction (2019)
The fourth album from this Spanish band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, woodwinds, percussion, piano, keyboards, handclapping and vocals.
They had help from two other musicians who added their percussion and handclapping.
A local choir added their voices too.
I have not heard their first albums and singles so I am totally new to this band and their music.
The music gave me a big surprise and I was not sure how to review this album at first. But the words slowly appeared....
Ethnic progressive rock is probably the label here.
The music is based on a mix of jazz and local pastoral folk music. Add a lot of Genesis riffs and influences to the music too and some Camel influences. The band has even loaned some Genesis riffs and melody lines here. That just to confuse us all..... and add some excitement to the music.
There is a lot of female vocals and pastoral piano, flute and acoustic guitars here. The music is also hard and crass a couple of times. There is even some flamenco here.
The music is actually good and a good indication that Spanish ethnic progressive rock is alive and well through this and their other albums. It is an album who demand some time though....