Saturday, February 12, 2022

Regal Worm - Neither Use Nor Ornament (2014)

The second album from this British one-man-band.

Regal Worm is Jarrod Gosling on piano, organ, electric piano, moog, mellotron, synths, bass, guitars, glockenspiel, mandolin, drums, accordion, percussion and vocals.

He got help from six guests who provided saxophones, flute, harp, guitars and vocals.

Jarrod Gosling has so far released four albums under this name and I have reviewed two of them. I will next week review the new album... the 2021 album.

In the meantime, his back-catalogue is well worth checking out. As I am doing here on his second album.

It is difficult to really pinpoint the right label for this album. There is two long pieces here touching eighteen and a half minutes. Both of them are Canterbury prog meets symphonic prog and eclectic prog. 

The same can be said about the three short songs.... make that.... pieces too. 

There is a lot of playful music and mischief making on this album. That is a good, good thing. 

I really liked the debut album and the third album a lot and the same can be said about this album too.

This is a good album which needs to be explored by those into eclectic, symphonic and Canterbury prog.

A good rating awarded.

3 points



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