Friday, December 10, 2021

Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe (2021)

The fifth album from this Swedish/US/UK band.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, ukulele, charango, piano, minimoog, organ, keyboards, mellotron and vocals.

This is the review of the one and a half hour version of this album. There is a shorter version too, clocking in at one hour.

Transatlantic..... You know what you will get here and the band delivers.

That means symphonic prog with a blend of The Flower Kings, Neal Morse Band and Spock's Beard.

Neal Morse's vocals are really good as per always. The band members has decades of experience behind them and the first four Transatlantic albums has all been great.

I still get the feeling the band is running a bit empty here. The music is still very good and these ninety minutes offers up a good time for everyone into symphonic prog. The recipe is a bit........ too well known and does not offers up many really great tasty bits.

This is a very good album and one to check out. This is not their best album, though.

3.5 points



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