For some people, prog is a dirty word. Not so with Edinburgh’s North Atlantic Oscillation, who infuse adventurous guitar music with a – dare we say it – progressive tendency.
This isn’t some Yes-style affair, though. Edges are sharpened, percussive conduct hairpin turns, while the screeching electronics are more 65daysofstatic than Genesis.
Complex yet overtly DIY, ‘The Third Day’ shrieks and screams with invention. ‘August’ stutters and staggers with a machine funk drive, while ‘Do Something Useful’ has a gleeful, wide-eyed atmosphere.
Thrilling and continually inventive, ‘The Third Day’ proves that North Atlantic Oscillation can be both clever and engaging. Now, where did we leave our King Crimson records…?
Words: Robin Murray
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Listen to ‘The Third Day’ in full via Deezer, below…