Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Grails - The Burden of Hope (2003)

The debut album from this US band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, lap steel guitar, guitars, violin and organ.

A guest added saxophones on three tracks.

I have got six of their seven albums I will review on a regular basis. I reviewed their sixth album ten years ago for ProgArchives and I should have been more methodical back then. In short, I should have started with this, their debut album....

This band is listed as a psych/space rock band in ProgArchives. But it is my understanding that the band was doing a lot of genre hopping throughout their career and seven albums.

Their debut album is very much a post-rock album. There is also some rather ambient acid rock here too.

The music is both laidback and softly spoken on most of the tracks here. The ideas is there but they are not particular well worked out.

This album is in short pretty bereft of any good tunes and any really good ideas. The half-acoustic guitars and the faint organ is running on empty. The saxophones and the violin is just adding some spice and a bit quality to the music here.

This album is decent enough, and that is that.  

2 points

No comments:

Post a Comment