Prog Archives - Home Away From Home

by Bogdan Olariu
September 17, 2013

In one word: excellent

Elephants of Scotland is from USA and have their first offer issued this year 2013 named Home away from home. Well despite the strange but funny band name the music is top notch, is adventurous, fresh with plenty of memorable passages. Excellent melodic lines but with complicated instrumental moves and above all some very fine , smooth and warm vocal arrangements, really fine album as a whole. From the first piece Gographer to the last Errol McSquisitor , Elephants of Scotland mean bussines. The music is to my ears something between Presto Ballet, Every Waking Hour, Kansas and the title track who is very close of Rush (Signals era), very nice instrumental parts with guitar and keyboards having an important role here. To me this band and particulary this album has many moments of pure joy while listning and for that is recommended for sure. Easy 4 stars, one of the most exciting albums of the year 2013. Very good.