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.

3 points

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