Monday 24 February 2020

Swifan Eolh & The Mudra Choir - The Key (2019)

The debut album from this Norwegian band.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
Three guest musicians provided synth, piano, organ, mellotron and spoken words. Gilli Smyth from Gong did some post mortem spoken words from a sound file.

The band is a new band to me. I tried to review it last year but sort of gave up at the end. So I have returned to the album again with the view to review it properly this time.

The music is sunny rock with a lot of both hippie flower power west-coast rock and a lot of Canterbury prog too.

The mix of sunny female and male vocals gives this album a very nice ambience. The guitars are mostly half-acoustic and there is a nice sprinkling of organ, mellotron and piano too. The rhythm section keeps it all together.

There is also enough jazz here to keep the jazz fans on board. There is a lot of bohemian jazz here.

The end result is a good album who has a lot to offer to everybody.

This is another very welcome album from Norway and I hope we will soon get another album from this band.

3 points


No comments:

Post a Comment