di Andrea Valentini
Manchester's own Amplifier are one of the most revered English bands of the neo-prog wave. This fourth album (the first on Kscope) is a kaleidoscope of genres, kept together by a strong psychedelic theme and a refined indie rock/indie pop craftmanship.
“Echo street” puts much meat on the grill, indeed, but it's really easy to digest, despite the complex texture mixing space rock, psychedelia, pop, grunge, hard and indie...
The only problem is that probably this album is too indie for the hardcore prog fans and too prog for indie fans.
But if you can imagine something able to conjugate Jethro Tull and Muse, Pink Floyd and Pearl Jam, Marillion and Verve, Soundgarden and Porcupine Tree… you're up for a treat.
“Between Today And Yesterday”
“Never And Always”
“Paris In The Spring”