Tuesday, 7 April 2020
London Underground - Through A Glass Darkly (2003)
The second album from this Italian band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, mellotron, wurlitzer, hammond organ, clavinet, piano and vocals.
Three guest musicians provided flute, saxophone and vocals.
I very much liked their debut album. A debut album full of psych beat. It is an album with the sound of the late 1960s psych beat scene.
Through A Glass Darkly continues on from the debut album. The opening organs is very good and the vocals then comes through like a better version of Ozzy Osbourne.
The sound is still late 1960s. The music is classy and takes me back fifty years.
The music still sound contemporary though. So much that there is a stoner feel over the album.
The vocals and the tangents are really good. Ditto for the guitars. The added flutes and saxophones adds groove to this groovy music.
The band has written a lot better songs this time around. This album is a pretty substantial improvement on the debut album.
The end result is a very good album. One album fans of old prog would love. Check it out.