(On February 7th the French solo project Nakhara released its debut album, and today Andy Synn reviews it.)
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always got at least one eye/ear open for bands, artists, or projects that do things a little… differently.
Of course, different doesn’t always mean good – no matter how clever or crazy or “avant-garde” a band might be, it doesn’t really matter if the songwriting isn’t there – and a lot of what’s advertised as innovative and new often turns out to be just another slightly tweaked iteration of what’s come before with a fancy new coat of paint or a flashy gimmick.
But even if (and it’s a big “if”) most of these artists turn out be a disappointment, on some level, it’s that one in a hundred, one in a thousand, one in a million, chance of discovering something that little bit special which keeps me going.
Which brings us to The Procession, the debut release from solo Prog-Death performer Simon Thevenet, aka Nakhara.