The Black Noodle Project — And Life Goes On...
(Musea FGBG 4582.AR, 2004, CD)
by Mac Beaulieu, Published 2005-09-01I’m not above enjoying a good clone band. I quite enjoy a lot of them. And Black Noodle Project may not necessarily be a complete Pink Floyd clone, but in the world of clonedom, some of these songs are about as close as you’ll get whilst still avoiding payments to BMI. Those who can’t get enough of Floyd may like this. The trouble for me is I get more than enough of Floyd from Floyd. So there’s my contextual disclaimer. As might be expected, the music for the most part is on the rather depressing side. I can’t help but think that the baby crying on “Interlude” may have been listening to too much of it. It’s like listening to a band like, say, Foglie di Vetro, or maybe Pink Floyd. Again, I’m not averse to music that dabbles in despondency, but I think some bands may be a bit too good at expressing it. Track after track. After listening to the disc all the way through I either need to watch some Teletubbies or listen to The Flower Kings. Where they don’t measure up at all to Floyd is in the Flourishes of Grandeur department (henceforth referred to as FoG if I need to bring it up again). I sometimes tend to imagine Pink Floyd embellishing a section with thick orchestral swells because Black Noodle Project didn’t. There are actually some engaging turns to be found here, suggesting these guys may have done themselves a disservice with their idolatry.
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