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Jan Schelhaas


Crossover Prog

3.03 | 11 ratings

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Chris S
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3 stars Released in 2008, Dark Ships comprises of mainly Caravan members in the line up as in Doug Boyle on guitar. A very accomplished player too. Jimmy Hastings on flute and Sax and of course Schelhaas lending vocals, keyboards and general mixing and production. The music is very much a pastiche of Camel and Caravan and laid back with a popular influence not disimilar to some of Alan Parson Project's material. The title track " Dark Ships" has great keyboards from Schelhaas and catchy vocals with some great guitar riffs. " Nothing On earth" is a lovely languid tune where the vocals get really high almost sounding like Pye Hastings at times. Naturally the album is going to have the canterbury feel and overall it is quite a laid back piece of work. " Soon Be Dreaming" is a great piano driven ballad of a song with interesting backdrop sound effects. If you know both bands referenced you will like this work as well as other artists like John.G.Perry. Good stuff!
Chris S | 3/5 |


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