Sunday 20 December 2020

Gazpacho - Fireworker (2020)

The 11th album from this Norwegian band.

The band is a sextet with a lineup of drums, percussion, mandolin, guitars, violin, bass, keyboards and vocals.

The band has been pursuing their own style and sound since their second album. Their fans, and I am an admirer of this band, knows what they are getting from an Gazpacho album.

Take Marillion, add some art-rock and then some post-rock and add some electronica and shoegaze.

This is what we get from them. 

On this album, the band has added another string to their bow.

Some light opera in the beginning heralds some gloomy, doomy rock too. The twenty minutes long Space Cowboy is therefore a quite unsettling piece of music.

The rest of the album is not as gloomy. But that is the direction the band has taken.

Gloomy and majestic is what this album sounds like. The quality is very good and the band is in great form.

Gazpacho has again delivered the goods and my faith in them has again been rewarded.

3.5 points




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