NoVox - s/t. 2005 Netherlands

The Dutch band Cliffhanger may have been my favorite of all the groups working under the "neo prog" banner. I always liked their adventurous songwriting, elaborate compositions, and mix of modern and vintage equipment use. NoVox contains all the members of Cliffhanger minus vocals (hence... the name No Vox). Here the group mixes up full-band compositions with piano solos, fuzz bass/drum workouts, and mellotron featured tracks. Maybe what I like most from Cliffhanger, and NoVox, is the bass playing. He's very active and has that woody sound that really drives the material forward in an exciting way. An excellent, but long forgotten album, that too few know about. Time for a discovery.

Personal collection
CD: 2005 Musea (France)

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