Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Luup - Distress Signal Code (2008)
The debut album from this band from Greece.
The band is a sextet with a lineup of loops, electronics, samples, keyboards, mellotron, piano, guitars, flute, glockenspiel, drums, percussion, saxophones and vocals.
There is a lot of music styles who falls under the progressive rock umbrella. It is indeed great that this genre, this sometimes much detested genre, is such a broad church.
As a progressive rock reviewer, that sometimes means I get music in my ears which is so out there in the left field that it is really hard to review.
This album is one of those albums.
The music is basically some loops with some contributions from flutes, saxophones and mellotron. That and some sampled vocals.
The music is ambient and pedestrian. And it is very eclectic.
That does not necessary make a good album.
The music is barely decent. It is a borderline turkey who does not connect at all with the listener.
I hope their two other albums, who I will review shortly, is better than this album.