Thursday, 20 February 2020
Jadis - Across The Water (1994)
The third album from this British band.
The band was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, drums, bass, flute, percussion, keyboards and vocals.
Jadis impressed me on their second album, their real debut album. Good, classy neo-prog in the English tradition.
The band continues on the same path on this album. Some lush and inviting cover-art work takes us to some really classy neo-prog.
The band is not re-inventing the wheel or the neo-prog genre on this album. A three quarters of an hour long album.
The vocals, guitars and keyboards paints some really good melodies here which makes the sun shine in my office. It is not a dark neo-prog album. Neither is it a sugar-sweet neo-prog album.
Across The Water is a muscular album with some pretty heavy guitars now and then. It is still classic neo-prog which relies on the world created by Genesis and Marillion.
The songs are really good. My only gripe is a missing great track or two. Nevertheless, this is a good album and one for the neo-prog fans.