Friday, 10 April 2020

Magic Bus - Transmission From Sogmore's Garden (2014)

The second album from this British band.

The band was a sextet on this album with a lineup of flute, drums, bass, guitars, percussion and vocals.

I really liked their 2010 self-titled debut album. A great album in the Canterbury prog genre. 

A big reference on that album was Caravan. That album was influenced by other bands too. But with vocals and music like Caravan's, it is difficult not to make a connection there.

Transmission From Sogmore's Garden is a bit more of a change of direction.

The Caravan influences are still here and this is very much a Canterbury prog album. There is also some more folk rock influences here. 

There is indeed also some jazz influences here and the Canadian band Maneige springs to mind here. 

The band has broadened their musical platform while they have retained most of what made their debut album such a great album.

A small dip in quality is noted but this is still a very good album and one to check out.

3.5 points


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