Fish On Friday have already established themselves as an adventurous progressive act with their first two albums, the latter of which, Airborne, was especially engaging.
Fish On Friday: Godspeed
Third album from the increasingly endearing band.
Without wishing to denigrate or disrespect the core writing team behind the band – producer Frank Van Bogaert and William Beckers (keyboards) – the addition of renowned bassist Nick Beggs and the ever-busy saxophonist and flautist Theo Travis has only enhanced and added a certain elegance to the sound on Godspeed. Fish On Friday have generated comparisons to The Alan Parsons Project, not only musically but also in terms of it being a producer/engineer-led project. That trend is continued here, most notably on Radio and Stay, which recall the Parsons album Pyramid. There’s also a hint of Yes that pops up during Godspeed. Yet it’s not all about recreating the triumphs of the 70s, and Ghost Song is almost Steven Wilson-esque in stature. There are also countless original twists on Sanctuary and Tick-Tock, confirming that Fish On Friday possess a readily identifiable sound. Ultimately, it’s an outstanding, articulate and impeccably presented album.