Artist/ Band: The Marsh
Title: The Marsh
Label: Self release
Year of Release: 2005
Artist/ Band Link (click for details/ ordering)

The Review:

The Marsh is a trio, consisting of Noah Pine (piano, organ, vocals) Jeff Smith (bass) Guy Strauss (drums). Yes no guitars are present and they’re not missed by the way, especially the Noah way plays the keyboards. I’m not an expert but I do think the keyboards used especially the organ is analog based. I could be wrong but they do sound that way to my ears. That’s where the magic of The Marsh’s music lies.

The Marsh's self-titled new album is so unlike anything heard in today’s music market. One of the reason is simply their hybrid style of Glam, Psychedelia and Progressive Rock Which is done by looking to the past not only for inspiration but for the way songs were composed back then. That being said, I wouldn’t say they’re retro, in fact I feel the band could have been around sometime in 1972-73, when rock music was still at it’s most experimental stage.

This is a hard thing to recommend but to a true music fan, they’ll want a copy of The Marsh’s debut within their music collection. I certainly am glad to have it in mine and look forward to more of the band in the near future.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on January 10th, 2006


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2. Eight Years Long
3. It Was Only Yesterday
4. Stars and Scars
5. Beginning To See The Truth
6. We Said No
7. Won't You Please
8. Lie Back Down

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