Saturday 16 November 2019
Regal Worm - Pig Views (2018)
The third album from this UK project.
Regal Worm is Jarrod Gosling on all sorts of keyboards, basses, tangents, mandolin, accordion, drums, glockenspiel, percussion and vocals.
He has got help from some other musicians who provided harp, flute, woodwinds and vocals.
I liked their debut album a lot but bypassed their second album after some doubts about how much genuine new material it contained. My review of the debut album can be found somewhere else in this blog.
The music on this album is a very mixed bag, style wise. From very melodic lush symphonic prog and pop to more jazzy zeuhl. This album has it all.
I guess this album can find a home in the crossover prog genre, if pressed.
These fifty minutes takes us through a some progressive rock sub genres and it does it very well. There are even some female vocals here too and some rock opera moments.
The music is really fascinating and full of interesting details. The use of Mellotron makes this album a lot more interesting than it could have been.
This is also a very good album which deserve some serious attention and play among prog fans. Get this album.