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PERILOUS JOURNEY

Gordon Giltrap

 

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Kingsnake
5 stars Always on the look out for new music, I found out this artist.

This is exactly what I am always on the lookout for: instrumental, progressives, symphonic, folky rock. I never heard of Gordon Giltrap before, except the occasional namedropping.

But this one really caught me by suprise. It reminds me of Mike Oldfield, Camel, Caravan, Sky, and even John Miles, but that's not a surprise, because the musicians have all connections to said artists.

The bassguitarist John G Perry, is known of Caravan and Simon Philips of course plays with Mike Oldfield a lot. The drumming is really heavy on this album, and maybe this is Simon's best drumming, I have heard.

Gordon is guitarist but doesn't overdo it, wich is a great thing. Hey plays mostly acoustic, folky stuff over the heavy music. Wich gives it a folky, pastoral atmosphere. When Gordon has a chance to play solos (acoustic) he really shines.

The guestmusicians add strings and horns to the music, wich is put to good use. As said, the music is fully instrumental, but because the melodies and compositions are never dull or too repetitive the album is constantly interesting. In the world of progressive music, I can honestly say, that this album is rather unique, because of it's focus on acoustic guitar, accompanied by a rock-backing band.

The songlengths displayed on the website are wrong, the album is not 32 minutes long but more like 48 minutes: https://www.discogs.com/Gordon-Giltrap-Perilous-Journey/release/5687561

Kingsnake | 5/5 |

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