Sunday, 24 November 2013

Volare - The Uncertainty Principle (1997)



The first of two albums from this US band.

Volare is serving up a nice dish of Canterbury prog in the vein of National Health, Gilgamesh and Hatfield & The North. The music is instrumental and is performed with keyboards, guitars, drums and bass.

The keyboards sounds like Alan Gowen and most of this one hour long album has a lot in common with National Health. That also includes the sound. The music on The Uncertainty Principle is more introvert and a tad more disharmonic avant-garde than the more driving melodic two National Health albums. The material on The Uncertainty Principle is not as good as the two National Health albums. Or for that matter; the Hatfield And The North albums either.

The Uncertainty Principle is still a very good Canterbury album which makes me scour my record collection for the National Health, Gilgamesh and Hatfield And The North albums again. I will most certainly archive The Uncertainty Principle among those albums too.

The Uncertainty Principle is a very good album who just lack some great material to cut the mustard.

3.5 points

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