What a huge album! Uncut classic skirt with psychedelic touch. It almost sounds as if rehearsal recordings of one of the big Seventies bands have turned up and been released in a remastered version. With a nonchalance bordering on arrogance, the Dutch can top their grandiose debut "The Ways Of The Gingerpig" (2011). The band of the former Gorefest-guitarist Boudewijn Bonebakker has only superficially truncated from quartet to trio, because instead of the former organist Jarno van Es there are now guests: Arno Krüger on Hammond and Wurlitzer and Marjolein Kempen on the flute. Percussionist George Pelupessy provides additional ethnic flair. Bonebakker also acts even more self-confidently as a singer on "Hidden From View", which gives the songs more air to the top. This is the case, for example, with the opener "Run", reminiscent of the early Mark II Deep Purple. There are many Purple references on the album, but Gingerpig never sound as if they are playing or copying. Rather, it seems as if Bonebakker, bassist Sytse Roelevink and drummer Maarten Poirters have deeply internalized the pioneering spirit of 1970. But watch out! Gingerpig always sound fresh and meaty and far enough away from the mainstream. This is the only way they can shake out a wonderful, barely comprehensible Purple Meets AC/DC riff. The fact that they then call the song "Nothing" fits in with the relaxation with which they eject their ideas. Sentimental, slightly reminiscent of Led Zeppelin, it's also possible: "A Touch", how else, this song is called. Light-footed (and as massive as the early Sabbath) they let us go with "Ugly Heart".
Top track: Nothing