This is the third review I’m writing regarding Mr.Chris Wade’s personal project named DODSON & FOGG. (If you are interested, you can read the other two reviews at the bottom of the review below).
Chris Wade is a very skilled and talented musician/composer and, further than that, he can be characterized as a really productive musician, with 3 album releases in less than a year.
With the first album, "Dodson & Fogg" (2012) he surprised everybody with the mature sound and the many famous guest musicians. The second album, "Derring Do" (2013) was a similar album in style, based on the prog folk sound of ‘70’s, which again was including many famous guest musicians.
And a few months later, this new third album comes out, but this time there are no guests. Chris Wade plays all the instruments himself, and the only exception is the presence of Colin Jones on trumpet.
Yet, the absence of guest musicians does not have a major influence over the entirety of the album. The style here is again Acid-Folk with its roots going deep in the ‘70’s, with beautiful and melancholic melodies and, in general, continues the tradition of the first two albums.
The best moments of the album according to my personal liking are the songs "It’s alright", "Feel it in the air around yourself", which it reminds me of Donovan, and the more ‘ethnic’ "Sounds of Day & Night Part 2" with its hypnotizing tempo.
The record consists of 14 songs, all of them small in length, and all of the songs vary between 2.00 and 5.30 minutes long.
"Sounds of Day & Night" is an album which I surely recommend to the fans of Folk-Rock or Acid Folk, and of course to those who bought and liked the first two albums of the band.
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