Ovrfwrd – Fantasy Absent Reason (Prog Records, 2015)
On “Fantasy Absent Reason”, American band Ovrfwrd delivers a set of instrumental performances that fuse blues-rock jams, hard rock, and progressive rock.
The album opens with the lengthy titled track “Fantasy Absent Reason”. This piece features hard rock riffs, blues-rock, and some down tempo moments where the keyboards take the band closer to progressive rock.
Track 2, “Brother Jack McDuff” is essentially a blues-rock jam where the electric organ has the leading role.
“Dust Nova”, track 3, begins with a mesmerizing section of keyboards and guitar, some of the best material on the album. The piece evolves into powerful blues-rock.
Track 4, “Utopia Planitia”, features notable keyboard, flute and solo guitar work. It’s the most progressive piece on the album.
The final track is the delightful “Creature Comforts” where the band uses electric piano and guitar supported by the rhythm section.
The lineup includes Kyle Lund on bass; Rikki Davenport on drums and percussion; Chris Malmgren on keyboards; and Mark Ilaug on guitars.
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