Overhead — And We're Not Here After All
(Musea FGBG 4787, 2008, CD)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2009-07-01
Overhead is a Finnish band consisting of Alex Keskitalo on vocals and flute, Jaakko Kettunen on guitar, Janne Pylkkönen on bass, Tarmo Simonen on keyboards, and Ville Sjöblom on drums. After two critically acclaimed albums, And We’re Not Here After All is their third release of thematic and melodic progressive rock. The disc opens with a quiet haunting melody conjuring images of the Pacific Northwest and David Lynch’s eerie Twin Peaks that morphs into a song in its own right. Throughout the disc, Overhead’s music and the English lyrics convey a very personal message addressing the most basic of human instincts, the will to live. The music ranges from melancholic atmospheres to majestic piano solos and adventurous melodic rock, mixing fresh ideas with classical progressive influences. Overall, this disc is a pleasurable listening experience sure to please many Exposé readers.
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