Fabiana Suburbano Para Namek Mystical Mountain i Twelve kings Fading Light Trail to Canaa Zeta Distant Future Kepler 22b Kalamazoo Prinz Eugen March Ironborn The Sword Is My Lord I Stood I Am H8 The Last Waltz Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Old Soul The Rabbit and the Bear Borovicka Blues My Darkest Days Here's To The Dreamers Mentis Exitus Something About You Making Your Way I Want You To Shine Each Other's Secrets Common Thread Memory Lontano da me Nemeton Fosca Infine Figure scure Orizzonte Memoria Piccola disperazione Lucid Dream Demoralised Wounds Humanoid Arab Spring Space Ahab's Wet Dream Holy Mountain With the ability to cross over from breezy indie pop to prog they may have actually hit upon a wonderful formula.
Either way, Gargoyles is a sublime piece of work which will keep the open-minded music fan happy for a long time. A complete joy, it is playful, deep and yes, whimsical. All the things that made the Canterbury Sound so wonderful in the first place Following my eye-catching review of their debut album, how could those strangely comprehensible Glaswegians Big Hogg fail to be noticed by the big boys down in That London? Quite easily in all probability, but in the real world these winsome Scots have signed away their souls and worse to The Man, aka Bad Elephant Music.
The seriously bereft PR info sheet gives no clue as to who writes these tunes, but whoever it is, on their own or in combination, they are capable of writing some serious earworms, one of many examples being the insidious motif in The Beast, a tune you will find yourself humming in the supermarket checkout queue, or during that interminable staff meeting on Monday morning, but hopefully not out loud or the boss will be giving you the eye.
The album opens with the fuzzy warble of Solitary Way, a kind of XTC on barbiturates as it swings and sways languidly along, gently but persistently rocking the listener awake. Not your usual barnstorming album opener but one that eases the listener into Big Hogg World, a musical theme park of many varied delights. A feature is the regular appearance of the brass section, which serves to lend the album a swing, and no little downtown bonhomie.
The album mooches along in a pleasant laid back fashion, evoking a Canterbury vibe as it saunters on down the road. Sophie Sexton gets to take the lead vocal on Drunk On A Boat, more dreamily woozy sighing into the bottom of a glass. Short instrumental interludes are scattered through the album, almost as an invitation to get up and go and recharge your glass, but closer inspection reveals that they are worth listening to on their own merits.
The impishly accentuated Waiting For Luigi leads to the longest track on the record, and thankfully The Beast injects a much needed blast of energy as the beats increase and the party vibe takes hold, trombone dancing merrily. Much joyful instrumentation and a fab guitar break take it to the bridge. Like Mr. The album is shot through with a smattering of the supernatural or perhaps simply a pagan approach to the natural?
Raffy S. Sick and Tired Crazy Neutral Disease Close to Interception Eternity Gone The Core Blood and Chrome Violent Reprisal Lightwaves That Day Will Come Silver The Bridge Of Geese Whisky Close To You Valle Della Luna To Be Afraid - Ansia Still Here More Than Simple Emotions Surrounding Desire Virgin Street 69 Runaway Train Scent of a Woman Life 1 Walking Through the Dawn Life 2 Daylight Shoulda Never Left Texas Voodoo Spell Don't Say Nothin' Chicken-Legged Woman Early in the Morning Stop Breakin' Down In the Doghouse Now Big Legs Don't Mean Fat Long Distance Call Talk To Me  Slippin Away  Jelly Fish  Breathe  Blue Words  Little Mary  Burn  Who's In My House  It's Alright  Much 2 Much  Meant for You 7.
Alive 8. Rise from the Dead 9. Tear You Apart Breathe I Am Ark 2. Passage 3. Nomad 4. Frequency 5. Warcry 6. Waterborne 7. Arrow 8. Flow 9. Overthrow Elemental Totality Black Laden Crown Eyes Ripping Fire Devil on Hwy 9 Last Ride The Witching Hour But a Nightmare Blackness Falls Road to Jerusalem 4.
Medusa Child 5. The Sky at the Bottom of the Sea 6. When Breath Turns to Air 7. A Kiss From the End of the World 8. Thunder Mouth Cannibal Cowboy Ghost in Flames Appalachian Sasquatch Horoscope Grandfather Frost Forbidden Knowledge Sanctuary 2. The Falling Veil 3. Staving Off Truth 4. Absolutely fantastic. I was losing hope in finding new music that I would like. This was very pleasantly refreshing. Richard Larcombe's guitar work is great, love the atmospheres, which are somewhat dark at least to my ears - in spite of the funny lyrics, which without a booklet I unfortunately cannot fully appreciate, not being a native speaker and not having the best English listening skills.
They instantly became one of my favorite bands. Explore music. Gargoyles by Big Hogg. Carsten Pieper. Carsten Pieper If you should have to guess this album's creation time and place you might - at least on the first impression - end up guessing wrong.
It's neither the 70s nor Canterbury but and Glasgow :- Charming album, anyway! Favorite track: Star Of The Show. Authentic sounding and quite excellent! March Hare.May 04, · Hailing from Glasgow, the six-piece Big Hogg have released the follow-up to 's self-titled debut album. Gargoyles is a wonderfully melodic collection of psychedelic pop-prog. It channels the progressive pop of circa , in a way that sounds modern, and they avoid any retro-pastiche.