Let's see - the band is called Beardfish,
the cover artwork portraits a man walking his fish! The info sheet
states that the band have styled themselves after the big bands of
the 70's, bands like: Gentle Giant, Frank Zappa, Genesis, Supertramp
and Camel so you might get an indication here that this is not your
usual progressive rock act. So unless you are into 70's progressive
stuff and have a very open mind towards new (?) music, then there's
no need for you to continue reading this review...
Swedish quartet Beardfish has prior to
this album released two independent albums, but InsideOut Music has
picked them up to bring their music to a broader audience. Their
style takes us back to the 70's in a big way with the pleasant
benefits of modern methods and technique.
I really need to be in the right mood to fully
appreciate his album, but if I want to be brought back in time then
I must admit this one really makes a lot of fun to listen to, BUT on
the other hand this not for everyone! But take a listen and make
your own decision... because a song like my personal favourite
"Roulette" (Supertramp inspired to say the least) is absolutely
recommendable. But I must admit that the album do get too jazzy
towards the end for my taste!