Art Rock Show – Deadweight (Week 36)

Deze keer hebben we het over ‘Not Otherwise Specified’, een eenmansproject van Craig Kerley uit Atlanta (VS). Deadweight is de naam van zijn derde studioalbum, en hij krijgt hierbij hulp van verschillende gasten. Craig Kerley is een multi-instrumentalist die op dit album zingt en ook nog de keyboards, bas en gitaar voor z’n rekening neemt.

Matt van The Elite Extremophile: “When progressive rock first emerged as a distinct genre, the United States were slow to make a sound for themselves. The Brits were the genre’s progenitors, and they largely defined its archetypes and evolution. “Anglo-prog” is an awfully broad swathe of musical styles, but it conjures up a definite set of sounds. The Italians forged a unique niche, and the French, Spaniards, and Yugoslavs had their own identifiable quirks as well, to say nothing of Krautrock.

The American sound that eventually did emerge was pioneered by bands like Kansas and Starcastle: derived from the Anglo sound but grander, more bombastic, and less subtle. Not Otherwise Specified (NOS), while unmistakably modern, draw heavily from that mid-70s American sound.

Deadweight opens with a pair of instrumentals: the first being mellow and keyboard-driven, and the second being heavier, with Mellotron, electric piano, and distorted guitar trading the lead. NOS aim for grandiosity, and they achieve it, with no small amount of cheese. (…)

All things considered, Deadweight is a good album. I enjoy it a lot, and NOS have a lot of potential to become one of the more exciting bands in the progressive rock world.”

Naast Not Otherwise Specified met Deadweight hebben we deze week: Fates Warning (No Exit), Kansas (Point Of Know Return), Dream Theater (Live Scenes From New York), T2 (It’ll All Work Out In Boomland) & Atomic Rooster (Death Walks Behind You…).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 18.00
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