Friday, 12 February 2016
Tulipe Noire. La - Shattered Image (2000)
The third album from this Greece band.
This is also my first meeting with their music having purchased this and some other albums years ago. I have decided to lend them an ear and review these albums.
The band is a six piece with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. Female vocals, that is.
The music is neo-prog and it is fair to say that La Tulipe Noire is the Greek best contribution to the neo-prog scene. It is also one of the best ever contributions to the prog rock scene.
The album was released in 2000 and the music is very much rooted in the 1980s and the 1990s neo-prog scene and sound.
References are Marillion and Genesis. There is a very strong Marillion reference here. That is the Marillion, the Fish era I am referring to. There is also some strong references to other female fronted neo-prog bands.
I cannot really say that the vocalist here, Ima, is a good vocalist. Far too weak and without much of a voice. The sound is also not that good. Neither is the songs to be honest.
This is not an album I am enjoying that much. It is nevertheless a decent album.