(9/10) There are many good prog rock bands out there but when it comes to me there are two masterminds. One of them is Steven Wilson and the other is Bruce Soord.
Those two guys have the gift of writing beautiful songs with emotion, complexity and depth.
This time it is Soord that brings pleasure into our lives with a new album. The well-known musician was already involved in projects like Wisdom Of Crown, the unplugged tour of Katatonia and last but not least he has is own band, The Pineapple Thief. He founded this band in 1999 and it was a great transmitter of his excellent musical ideas.
All this kept the musician that busy that he did find time to release a solo album. This changes here and now. Simply named "Bruce Soord" the album sees the light of day as we speak. The multi-musician wrote ten gentle songs that have been recorded and published. Each of them is a musical pearl that demands all respect. Of course we are not talking about screaming guitars and galloping rhythms. This album is a journey through the world of sound. Big arcs of melody are build, finding a counterpart in the almost hypnotic piano motives as in the opener. Soord combines richness with playfulness. Whatever the guys composes has a certain ease without being easy. This is something not that many musicians can call their own.
In addition each of the songs is loaded with emotions, like the melancholic "Buried Here" with a Gilmour-like guitar sound.
This album is made for cold winter days, earphones and time to listen. Invest the time on this album and you will be rewarded by excellent music that is jaw-dropping.
- Black Smoke
- Buried Here
- The Odds
- A Thousand Daggers
- Willow Tree
- Born in Delusion
- Field Day pt.1
- Field Day pt.2
- Familiar Patterns
- Leaves Leave Me
Genre: Prog Rock
Release Date EU: November 27th, 2015