Sunday, March 6, 2022

Laughing Stock - Zero Acts 3&4 (2022)

The fifth album from this Norwegian band.

The band was a trio with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, banjo, flute and vocals.

The band was supported by a handful of guests who provided guitars, violin and vocals. 

This band has had a fine development during the last years. Zero Acts 1&2 was indeed a good album.

I was therefore looking forward to this album....

Nad Sylvan has been drafted in as a vocalist on one song and there is also female vocals here.

The band has moved closer to the more Swedish symphonic prog sound over the last couple of albums. That includes on this album where they has even moved closer to this sound.

The music is pretty pastoral and has some pretty significant Scandinavian folk rock influences too.

The vocals are very good and so is the instrumentation here.

The songs are indeed very good on this three quarters of an hour long album. 

This an album that comes recommended. 

3.5 points

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