Thursday, 11 June 2020
Byron - A Kind Of Alchemy (2009)
The second album from this Romanian band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of melodica, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, accordion, flute, organ, keyboards and vocals.
The band had help from some guest musicians who provided trumpet, backing vocals and a string quartet.
I like their debut album although it was not much of a progressive rock album. It was more of a commercial rock album than prog.
The band, that is Dan Byron and friends, continues down the same path again. Art rock is perhaps the best label here.
The music is very commercial with a lot of art and elegance.
The album is just over sixty minutes and should also give fans of neo-prog some joy.
The vocals are good and the musicians does a good job. The music is too standard to give me that much joy.
The band has gone onto releasing some more albums after this. Although they got my full respect, I am not a fan. The same goes for this decent to good album. The songs are not good or special enough for my liking.