Week 19 – Art Rock – Gyreland

Singer/songwriter & gitarist Peter Matuchniak draait al meer dan veertig jaar mee in de prog scene. Bomber Goggles is zijn nieuwe project samen met Steve Bonino (basgitaar), Vance Gloster (toetsen) en Jimmy Keegan (drums).

Prog Archives review: “The music to my ears is very similar to Gekko Projekt, and as the album is a narrative concept, it bears similarity to Gekko Projekt’s “Reya of Titan”, also a narrative concept. This means that it should be very good music and indeed, if this had been a Gekko Projekt album, I would have said it’s their best to date. However, as it is a Bomber Goggles album, I must say that they have started off firmly on two very fine feet on solid plastic!

Though there are no epic tracks on here and the song structures are not overly complex, the musicianship and songwriting is not only excellent, but the band members prove their skill at bending time signatures and exercise their diversity in styles, all the while coming across as very focused and concentrated, as opposed to overreaching and scattered all over the place. In particular, the music of “Building”, “Renewed World”, and “March of Tides” is really top notch while still keeping a conciseness about each of the tracks. I like one part in “Building” with a tricky time signature where Peter plays first two notes, then those two again plus a third, then those three again plus a fourth, and then all four again plus a fifth. This he repeats over several measures. Indeed, the note progression is building. I like it when the music takes on the theme of the title. (…)

There is an indy feeling to this album as there is to Gekko Projekt but at the same time it sounds like prog alumni have come together to make this album. I find the overall quality of the sound and the vast collection of (plastic- wrapped) ear candy makes this album easy to listen to on repeat. Even if one track doesn’t have my ears on their toes, by the time the next track comes on I’m, uh, all ears again. Imaginative. Talented. Unpretentious. Easily addictive. Just damn fine music! Well, I’ll be… ”

Naast Bomber Goggles met Gyreland hebben we deze week: Thank You Scientist (Stranger Heads Prevail), Spock’s Beard (Beware of Darkness), The Dear Hunter (The Color Spectrum), Gekko Projekt (Reya of Titan) & The Tea Party (The Edges Of Twilight)

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