Two Headed Emperor – Goldhanger Creek (Falling A Records 2020)
Two Headed Emperor continue to grow in stature as a musical force in the modern underground music scene. Invention is the key word here and the seeking of expression, mystical songs with sophisticated arrangements. Rich instrumentation, transporting us into the unique musical universe of The Two Headed Emperor.
Poetic imagery delivered honestly and straight from the heart. There are many truly beautiful moments on this album with its at times groove based moods, solid bass and drums, excellent guitar work with gritty riffs, colourful acoustic guitar accompaniment and biting guitar solos. Cajun blues meets experimental prog rock with tasteful interjections of keyboards reminiscent of all those Hammond organ led rock bands that we knew and loved in the 1970s.
The vocals are superbly delivered throughout the album creating an atmosphere that is uniquely Barry Lamb, this time round augmented by the quite haunting vocals of Georgia Lamb creating an excellent counter point, a fine addition to the band.
There are so many ideas here, lovingly expressed by Barry and the other mainstay, the inimitable Peter Ashby. Creative, thoughtful and tasteful mixing makes for a captivating aural experience. Truly magical and possibly their best album yet. “Misty morning and quiet waters flow. You ride the black swan…”
Tim Jones, March 1 st 2020.
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