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WAIT FOR A LIGHT TO COME

The Amazing

 

Crossover Prog

3.00 | 2 ratings

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Tom Ozric
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3 stars 'The Amazing' are one of those current Swedish groups that teeter on the edge of psychedelic Progressive Rock and 'indie' rock. Fronted by singer/songwriter Christopher Gunrup, the band features members from fellow Swedes DUNGEN, amongst many others, making for yet another splinter group worthy of checking out, albeit, a touch on the commercial side. This 2nd offering, an E.P. entitled 'Wait For A Light To Come', offers 6 tracks which showcase various approaches to composition, be it folk, heavy/psych, laid-back, experimental and so-forth. Ranging from more acoustically dominated material, to out-'n'-out acid-psych, this selection is a great way to enter the world of 'The Amazing'. Album opener, 'Evil', is really anything but - it's a sweet, melodic ride through light acoustic strumming along a loose, bouncy rhythm, suggestive of carefree sunny days out in the open air. Reine Fiske adds some delicate lead-guitar lines throughout, giving a light country feel to the piece. Nothing flash, but enjoyable. Gunrup's vocals throughout are fragile, yet confident and fitting. 'And It Looks Like Today' is a straight up, melodic folk-rock track, a light-hearted tune with female backing vocals, again heavily relying on acoustic instrumentation. 'Islands' is a longer piece that's very mellow, with shimmering organ, hand percussion, subtle bass and acoustic guitar. It just goes on and on in a most tasteful way. The best track by far on the first side. Flip-side starts with yet another straight forward song, 'Head Beaches', again laid-back and accessible, Fiske's chordal strumming on electric guitar is quite moving. I think they've made a film- clip to this song. 'Defect' approaches the 7 minute mark, and shows us a heavier piece reminiscent of Dungen, but never crossing over that far into their jammy, improv territory. Here, Fiske is the star and gives us the light we've been waiting to come ! Easily the best track with a groovy backing and shredding psych guitar. The title cut is another acoustic tune with a simple, repetitive melody and Gunrup chanting the album title over and over. It's only brief and finishes off the E.P. majestically. Definitely a recommended introduction to the band, but the following full-length album is stronger overall. 3.5 stars.
Tom Ozric | 3/5 |

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