Prog Round-up - Summer 2016
Geoff Barton on the latest releases from Airbag, Jack Ellister, Eveline’s Dust, Joshua Burnell and Øresund Space Collective
Airbag – Disconnected
Unless you enjoy having pieces of shattered dashboard embedded in your forehead, it’s never a good idea to disconnect an airbag. Thankfully, the fourth album from this Norwegian quartet is unconcerned by automotive safety issues; rather, its title is a reflection on the theme of alienation between the individual and society. But to us, it sounds much more personal than that. Tracks such as Broken and Slave convey bleak musings on shattered relationships; they’re more despairing love ballads than politicised polemic.