Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Gösta Berlings Saga- Sersosphane (Self Released)
It has been quite a few years since the last GBS record but worth the weight. The album features three main tracks between 8 and 15mins, as well as three short tracks between 1 and 3mins in length. If you are not familiar with the band, they play instrumental prog rock, with very intense drumming and playing and a great sense of dynamics. Konstruktion starts things off with a very King Crimson like track with intensity in all aspects. The keyboards lead this one from Mellotron to Fender Rhodes piano. Great guitar solo also. Sersophane starts with a keys but then the pace really picks up and the drumming really intense as the layers of keyboards step aside for some intense guitar. Great bass lines compliment the drive as well. A very epic track. Fort Europa has some really cool lap steel guitar. I really dig this track. Flip the record over for Dekonstruktion, a 3min synthesizer intro like piece to the amazing Channeling the Sixth extinction, which is a 15mins masterwork. Lots of cool dark themes and then light and back and forth. Some killer bass playing as well. This track is a mind blower. Wow.. Naturum closes the record with a very short 1min acoustic guitar piece. Awesome record guys.