Sunday, 18 December 2016

It - The Stranger Inside The Self (1994)

The debut album from this British band.

The band was formed by Nick Jackson back in the early 1990s and has released four albums. A new albums is out early 2017. 

This album was Nick Jackson on vocals and guitars. That was It. He had three guest musicians helping out on keyboards and female vocals. I guess the bass and drums is programmed.

It has always been labeled as a neo-prog band. Not at least because of this album. 

The music on this album is pretty basic neo-prog. The music is very melodic and pretty simple chorus-verse-chorus based. This album and the band is leaning much more towards the rock and pop end of the neo-prog scene than the more symphonic prog end of the neo-prog scene.

That may be explained by the lack of resources the band was straddled with during this recording. No organic drums and bass. And that is evident on this album.

The songs are pretty catchy too. Some of the music is leaning towards Pink Floyd. That's David Gilmour's Pink Floyd. Not the 1970s Pink Floyd. 

The songs here are not too bad. The catchy tunes pulls some of my strings, to put it like that. The longviety of this album is pretty short and it did not take me long to form an opinion on this album. That is never a good sign.

This is a decent album but nothing more than that. I hope the other two It albums is better than this one.

2 points


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