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SLEEPING IN TRAFFIC: PART ONE

Beardfish

 

Eclectic Prog

4.06 | 350 ratings

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Progrussia
4 stars I meant to make review of Sleeping in Traffic Prt 2 to encompass the entire story, but since Part 1 is nominally a separate entry... What I like about Beardfish is they don't just copy the usual British suspects - Genesis, Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, - but base their music also on more traditional sources - American (bluesy hard rock, soul, country) and European (use of accordion, waltz- and tango-like melodies). I've said that Beardfish for prog is not complicated, a pleasant and accessible band (maybe not on first, but easily on second or third listens). While that is true, their guitars may sound surprisingly dirty and bass - pulsating. Keyboards are vintage-sounding.

Beardfish is classified here as eclectic prog. Compared to part 2, the "day" part of Sleeping in Traffic is more eclectic than prog. For listeners reaction to go from "hey, that's cool" to "wow" factor, it needs to have the Part 2. For that reason, I'll rate Part 1 slightly lower - but only slightly.

Progrussia | 4/5 |

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