Sleeping in Traffic: Part One
Style: Progressive Rock
Release date: May 21st 2007

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!

Label: InsideOut Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: May 9th 2007