This nice little surprise arrived a few days ago, even though I never heard of these guys they apparently go way back, 1975 to be precise! Their story can be found here: http://www.gizmo.uk.com/index.html , meanwhile I find them quite interesting and intriguing on this their self-titled 2012 album! There are a certain vibe to their music which reveals both folk, Canterbury and prog inspiration, I even heard some Guy Manning inspiration in there! Oh and a fine homage to Van der Graaf Generator "House With No door" as a bonus track ! Never boring or repetitive this album has quickly become one of my new favorites, as in push the replay button. For every spin there are new angles and details to be had. This albums opens beautifully with a piano sequence "The Promise" gliding in to "ICU Juicy Me" a quirky track that somehow sounds like a blend of Alex Harvey Band and late period Gentle Giant yes I kid you not!! "Suddenly" are next up, with its dreamy atmosphere and a lead vocal not unlike Greg Lake´s and a very hypnotic man/child double voice chorus (I promise it is very haunting- in a good way) you are hooked after a few spins!! "Sailing on a dream" are a sort of Strawbs meets Guy Manning tune!
That's all you get from me, the rest of the tracks are for you to find and find out!!
I find this outing quite diverse, refreshing and very special or put in another way ...I love it, it is going straight to my private collection, but hey I am not done playing this album- it will surely sit in "my favorite" play stack for quite some time!!
For those of you whom liked the comparisons, the above sentences, you must check this album and band out!! GIZMO indeed!!