In this new album, Matthew Parmenter execute, compose and interpret all the instruments, except the drums. Tough not to give this 4 stars but i’m just not really into it yet so i’m going to continue to listen. What is this going to be??!! Guitar after 2 minutes. Drums and vocal melodies create a great sound 3 minutes in. The ending is dark and intense. Main reason is the very consistent quality and artistic vision on this album.
The focus is on the vocals on this mid paced catchy track. Fans of Discipline will no doubt want to check it out and also recommended to fans of Van Der Graaf Generator. The music in general is not overly complex with simple drum work, in part no doubt down to the fact that Parmenter does some of the drumming himself but it’s totally in keeping with the overall vibe of the album, much of it at a slow tempo conjuring up a funeral march feel. The piano is dark and the sound is reserved although it does get fuller. Results cached 12h Items ordered by ending time Showing all 6 items. Guitar after 2 minutes.
The lyrics are menacing referring to a job done but the mood seems more connected to the protagonist’s inner self than to the aforesaid job. Well, Matthew had stated that the next CD would be slightly different to the ‘Astray’ album and he was not wrong!
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The 10 minute long ‘Polly New’ is the longest track in the album. The first lines are somehow humorous with those handclaps and playful backing vocals, but the song is genuinely creepy. Forum user Forum password.
What is this going to be??!!
His voice is a bit more gentle, a bit smoother and less exuberant as Hammill’s. Don’t dare to miss it! Drums after 4 minutes and a full sound follows. Four years passed between Astray and Horror Express release. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Monsters From The ID 7: Kaiju, an instrumental makes good use of haunting Violin and Cello to add to the feel of doom and gloom.
Matthew has grown rxpress terms of songwriting; I mean, this is the closest thing to singer-songwriter stuff I heard from him. Matthew Parmenter’s genius has found a definitive expression in this amazing album. Mellotron and full sound hit us right off the hop. The focus is on the vocals on this mid paced catchy track.
There is a lyrical moment that states a mixture of early solo Hammill and late 60s Procol Harum – a great opener, indeed. Starting from ‘In the Dark’, album carries parmentsr into Darkness just like that express mentioned in the title.
The ending is dark and intense. It’s also one of the more dynamic pieces and the 10 minute length is made use of for some interesting changes.
There is expres some relatedness with the darkest side of Discipline especially the brilliant sophomore album “Unfolded Like Staircase”but it is also clear that Parmenter didn’t intend to see himself as some substitute of the band in itself. Fans of Discipline will no doubt want to check it out and also recommended to fans of Van Der Graaf Generator. Parmenter proves himself not only a songmaster but also a master in execution and instrumentation.
Matthew Parmenter – Horror Express
This one has a really VDGG feel to it other then the threremin. This track keeps loyal to the general environment of terror and mystery, but definitely the allusions to psychedelic-era Beatles in the rhythm pace and piano chords helps to light up the mood a bit.
Not to say that is a b The mood makes an explosive shift to a sustained crescendo whose climax is transformed into an intensified retake of the sung portion.
The piano is dark and the sound is reserved although it does get fuller.
MATTHEW PARMENTER Horror Express reviews
Univers Zero-style violin and cello dominate the instrumental framework, which also includes some guitar ornaments that partially emulate the Frippertronics. Another particularly haunting melody is All Done Horror Expressstarting off with piano and vocals only, it builds dramatically with some fittingly over the top screeching vocals towards the end.
The music exress general is not overly complex with simple drum work, in part no doubt down to the fact that Parmenter does some of the drumming himself but it’s totally in keeping with the overall vibe of the album, much of it at a slow tempo conjuring up a funeral march feel.
This new set of songs is a lot more varied in style than anything he has done by himself or with Discipline. In between it’s calm with piano. When things speed up, the variations state a momentary increase of the dramatic potential before settling in mxtthew a slower pacer: Horror Express Strung Out Records But not lacking in expressivity and tunefulness. The slightly space-infected Anglagard-type finale brings a mechaneic feel to the eerie creepiness that goes on flowing like a recurring nightmare.
Violin after a minute and some mellotron too. Latest members reviews Four years passed mattthew Astray and Horror Express release. Oh he does thank Xavier in the liner notes as well.