Friday 11 September 2015

Forest Field - Onwards and Upwards (2014)

The second album from this US band.

Forest Field is more a project than a band. It's main man is Peter Cox and he has got help from some other musicians. The lineup is guitars, keyboards, drums, bass, flutes and vocals.

The mission statement from this band is to create music somewhere between ambient music and progressive rock. The band has therefore released some ambient pieces too. Thankfully, they are not included here.

What we get here is fifty minutes of a pretty melodic mix of AOR and neo-prog. The music is very gentle and not particular aggressive. No chugging guitars and no over the top dramatic music. There is a lot of piano and a lot of vocal harmonies here.

And this mostly works. There is no really great or even very good stuff here. But this album works and the scene has a place for a band like this one. I am won over and rate this as a  good album.

3 points

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