Saturday, 13 June 2020
Carpet - About Rooms And Elephants (2018)
The fourth and so far latest album from this German band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, clarinet, theremin, mellotron, piano, guitars and vocals.
They had help from an extra vocalist who did the backing vocals.
The music is again, as on their third album, pretty much laid back.
It comes across as a mix of neo-prog, ambient and jazz. There is also some Pink Floyd influences here.
The music is very minimalism after a normal neo-prog opening with vocals. As the cover art-work alludes to..... this is not happy music. The cover art-work, as you can see above, is very good and very fitting for the music on this album.
There is some colours here. Colours delivered by half-acoustic guitars and some woodwinds. Besides of that, the music describes a barren landscape.
This forty odd minutes long album is most of all a good album with a lot of interesting details. It is indeed an album well worth checking out.
I have only heard and reviewed the last three albums from this band. I am though impressed by this band and will get the rest of their albums and all future albums.