Sunday, February 13, 2022

Haken - The Mountain (2013)

The third album from this British band.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, tuba, synths, keyboards and vocals.

Three guest musicians added their trombones and French horns.

The art-work on this album is one of the more iconic art-works in the last decade. Well, at least for a man like myself who comes from a mountain region and loves mountains like this. I have yet to find the name of this mountain, though. That annoys me......

Well, I am reviewing the music on this seventy minutes long album. 

Haken is somewhere between Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree. That also goes for this album. But add in some Radiohead and symphonic prog too. 

There are some beautiful pastoral pieces here in between the rather hard music. 

There are also some majestic symphonic prog here which takes the music up to the height of..... ehh.... the mountains.

The quality is good throughout as the band has a lot of very good details and good pieces of music. I am still to be converted but their three first albums has been a pleasant experience.

3 points

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