Sep (2) 2019 Gazpacho - Demon (2014) Sept 12, 2019 20:41:07 GMT
Post by John on Sept 12, 2019 20:41:07 GMT
I was originally thinking about doing Jellyfish first album. It's kind of well-done quirky pop. That was until two weeks ago I was listening to a Spotify recommended album that was new to my ears and pretty sure I have not seen any mention here
The band was formed in Oslo in 1996 and their influences lie in progressive rock. Demon was recorded in 2014. Like a lot of good progressive albums, it
is a conceptual album. “The band describe the concept of the album as “based on ‘the mad ramblings left behind by an unknown tenant in an apartment in Prague’. The unknown author claimed to have discovered the source of what he called an evil presence in the world. This presence, ‘The Demon,’ was an actual intelligent will, with no mercy and a desire for evil things to happen. The author wrote as if he had lived for thousands of years stalking this presence, and the manuscript included references to outdated branches of mathematics, pagan religions and an eyewitness account of the bubonic plague.”
Musically it is quite sparse almost like Contemporary Classical music. It also quite emotional and hard to guess where it is heading, but for me, everything ties together well. The band occasionally rock out but it tends to be for brief moments. The album has quite a few beautiful moments and the odd strange moment.
For me, this is modern progressive music at it's best. It is challenging at times, brings in many strands of music. It is almost like a film score to some dark noir film.
I am not sure what other people will think of Demon but it’s an album that requires a few listens to start to appreciate it.