Friday 13 November 2020

Jester's Joke - Just a Reason to Be Out There (1990)

The one and only album from this Italian band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, flute, keyboards, programming and vocals.

A guest musicians provided extra vocals.

This band is new to me and most others. It is a Rock Progressive Italiano (RPI) band though and I am a big fan of that genre. 

I would not really label them as a RPI band. Their music is really neo-prog.

That is old style neo-prog with a great deal of references from the British scene. Pallas is a good reference.

There is also a lot of guitar noodling here and some rather good English vocals. The music is pretty heavy and a bit on the theatrical side of the spectrum.

The sound is not particular good on this album and that is rather spoiling this decent album. 

Hence, the sound only makes this a half-decent album. What a shame.

1.5 points

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