Thursday 30 July 2020

Spock's Beard - V (2000)

The fifth album from this US band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of guitars, bass, cello, samples, organ, synths, piano, mellotron, french horn and vocals.
Some guest musicians provided woodwinds and strings.

This is their fifth album and their sound was now established. Kansas meets Gentle Giant meets Yes.

The album has a warm US sound with nods to Americana too.

The band has not changed much since their sensational great debut album The Light and that is a good thing.

V has a lot of vocal harmonies, guitars and an organic sound from the tangents. The strings adds to the rather somber feel at times.

The two long tracks is very good. The rest of the album not so very good.

Nevertheless, this is another very good album from this band and one to enjoy for the upcoming decades.

3.5 points

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