Spocks Beard – Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep (Review)

14th April 2013 0 By Matt Farrington

brief nocturnes and dreamless sleep

Band: Spock’s Beard
Album: Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
Record Label: Inside Out Music
Release Date: 2nd April 2013
Reviewed By: Matt

Track listing

1. Hiding Out
2. I know your secret
3. A Treasure Abandoned
4. Submerged
5. Afterthoughts
6. Something Very Strange
7. Waiting For Me

Spock’s Beard have released their 11th album to the delight of progressive rockers out there. They are renowned for excellent stage shows and revered for their musicianship and technicalities. Genesis and Yes are obvious influences in their work and this album is no difference in that comparison.

The first track “Hiding Out” sets’s the standard for the album, other critics have stated that this album is their best endeavour yet and it’s easy to see why such a bold statement is made.  The track opens with cascading piano’s before guitars and the rhythm section build, along with synthesizers and Ted Leonard’s vocals it builds to be a formidable force as the music carries you and I’d say that’s the best description – the music carries YOU.

The next track “I Know Your Secret” picks up pace and just takes the next step’s forward. The Album overspills with melody and is definitely a superb piece of work and ending on twelve minute track “Waiting For me” is a wholly delivered conclusion for an overall impressive piece of work, so in reflection the critic’s may be right.

Score: 9 out of 10
AATR Approved

Readers Album Score: {extravote 1}

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