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Tick Tock - Gazpacho

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Genre: Indie Rock & Punk / Artist: Gazpacho / Audio CD released 2009-10-13 at SMD Neo-Di

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      30.09.2009 20:47
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      Do yourself a favour and at least listen to it.

      Gazpacho, for those of you who haven't been introduced to this band are from Norway and Tick Tock is their 5th album, following on from the excellent Night, which I have reviewed on here recently.

      For this album Gazpacho are;
      Jan-Henrik Ohme on vocals
      Thomas Andersen on piano & keyboards
      Mikael Kromer on guitar & violin
      Jon-Arne Vilbo on guitar
      Kristian Torp on bass and
      Robert R. Johansen on drums

      Taking their name from a track by the British Progressive Rock Band Marillion, you might get the idea what the music may sound like, especially as the lead singer does sometimes bear an uncanny resemblance to Steve Hogarth, Marillion's lead singer.

      There are only 4 tracks on the CD totalling nearly 50 minutes, though as they all flow into one another, it is almost like there is just the one track.

      Overall the album has a melancholic feel, accentuated by the singer's sensitive vocals. There is no mad 'axe' playing or long drawn out solos, just a band playing as one to produce outstanding music.

      Two shorter tracks bookend the album, with the 13 minute The Walk and the 22 minute title track (divided into 3 parts) dominating the album.

      To some, at first listen, it may appear banal, dull, boring, etc, especally in this 3 minute pop song world, but it is a subtle and richly rewarding listen.

      My album of the year so far, and unlikely to be beaten.

      Recommended!

      P.S. Difficult and expensive to find on CD, but available for download from Amazon. You can listen to a couple of tracks from their earlier albums on Progarchives.com

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