Friday, May 13, 2022

Windmill. The - Tribus (2018)

The third album from this Norwegian band.

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

It is my understanding that The Windmill is no longer with us. They have broken up. This may be due to their drummer Sam Arne Noland passing away during the recording of this album. A tragic loss.

The band has been labeled as heavy prog. This more or less because they do not fit into the symphonic prog genre. Neither do their music fit into the heavy prog genre.

Tribus is fifty-three minutes with a mix of 1970s symphonic progressive rock and more stadium rock from that time. They are a 1970s band.

The sound is modern though and muscular.

The music is a mix of pastoral and epic. Italian symphonic prog springs to mind. A Norwegian RPI band ? There is still this Scandinavian sound from the likes of Kaipa in their sound.

The vocals are good and the saxophone adds a lot of quality to these songs. Songs who are not as good as the songs on the previous two albums.

This is an interesting album and well worth checking out. It is still a good album too.

3 points

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