Friday, 9 September 2016

Amazing. The - Gentle Stream (2011)

The third album from this Swedish band.

This is the only album I have got with this band and I am quite eager to get their 2015 album Picture You in my collection.

The Amazing is a five piece band with a lineup of electric guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. Flutes and saxophones also contributes to this album. The guitarist here is Reine Fiske, one of the leading new guitarists on this planet right now.

This album is by no means a guitar hero album. Reine Fiske does a great job. But this album is not his album.

The Amazing takes us back to the US west coast anno 1969 and add a lot of the more new Scandinavian/Swedish prog rock to the mix too. Add a lot of Landberk and Dungen too. There are also some Swedish folk prog on this album too.

The sound is very warm and the vocals, sung in English, is very good.

There is a lot of really good details to enjoy here. Reine Fiske contributes with a lot of very interesting details. He has not done himself and his reputation any harm on this album. Let me put it that way.....

The eight songs on this forty-five minutes long album is all very good. Ditto for the sound.

There is no killer tracks here. That is my only gripe. Nevertheless, this is a very good album. An amazing very good album.

3.5 points

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