Over at Onemetal, the always insightful Chris McGarel has an excellent review of the forthcoming Gazpacho album, DEMON (Kscope). As far as I know, this is the very first review of the album to appear.
These Norwegian purveyors of chilled and eccentric progressive sounds have long been a well-kept secret. Their unique blend of electronic sounds, insistent Radiohead-inspired minimalist beats, dynamic riffing and European folk instrumentation is cherished by a hardcore (and burgeoning) few. Once heard it is difficult not to fall under its spell. Demon is their eighth album.
Nordic jazz has a long tradition of fusing folksong with a cinematic rendering of the vast wildness of the landscapes into which it was born. Gazpacho’s feet are firmly planted in the rock camp though their music too seems imbued with a cold pastoral majesty while facing outwards, taking influences from ethnic traditions with a global and timeless remit. Thematically they have found another story to tell worthy of their stylistic reach.
To read the rest of this (and you should!), go here: http://www.onemetal.com/2014/02/14/gazpacho-demon/