PADRE - From Faraway Island

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Singer-Songwriter | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Lynx Music | Autor: AS

A Polish band with an Italian name - Padre's music is as unusual as this combination. With her debut "From Faraway Island" she offers a kind of acoustic prog or art rock with a singer-songwriter attitude. In any case, the quartet around keyboarder/composer Krysztof Lepiarczyk plays a very soft, often almost pastoral art rock variation with charming folk and swinging pop moments. The head of the band knows how to steer moods and rhythms almost at will in different directions with his equally casual and virtuoso keyboard playing. The luxuriant vocals, whose timbre is reminiscent of that of Riversides Mariusz Duda and which sometimes swells to dense harmony vocals, are joined by an acoustic guitar and strings. The drums also bring a certain lightness into the Padre music with their discreet playing. For the prog purist it may be a bit too soft or melodically drunk. But if you like the quiet, poetic moments of the above-mentioned or similar acts, you will also be able to do something with these sounds from the remote island.

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