Friday 11 December 2020

Abel Ganz - The Life of the Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity (2020)

The seventh album from this band from Glasgow, Scotland.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, bouzouki, keyboards and vocals.

They were supported by numerous guest musicians who provided woodwinds, strings, percussion, vibraphone, harmonica, keyboards and female vocals.

I was not at all impressed with their self-titled 2014 album. You can read my displeasure here.

It has taken this neo-prog band, which they were in the beginning of their life, six years to return again.

These six years has done them a lot of good. Gone are the worst excesses from their 2014 album. 

This album gives us a mix of rock and progressive rock. There are some americana and some jazz lurking around in the music too.

This is very mature rock.

The music is not particular exciting and I am having problem working up a pulse when listening to it... many times listening to it.

There are some good stuff here and not so good stuff here. The end result is a decent to good album. It will not feel like a let down for Abel Ganz fans.

2.5 points






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