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Custodian, The: Necessary Wasted Time
The Custodian Necessary Wasted Time Review

Custodian, The: Necessary Wasted Time

Melodic Progressive Rock
5.0/5.0

UK band The Custodian is playing their cards close to the vest. They don't say much about themselves or their music, except to say their influences include things they like and things they don't like. They can be as cryptic as they wish. But basically their debut album Necessary Wasted Time is prime melodic progressive rock.

The Custodian Band Photo

The Custodian:: incognito.

Actually, it might even be fanciful to say that The Custodians are custodians of the great tradition of English prog rock. Now that's not to say you can expect to hear Pink Floyd here, but you might. What you will hear is some very strong, not necessarily overly complex, compositions that features sparse, but good, vocal arrangements and nice guitar play, an interplay between acoustic and electric sides.

You'll catch some of that latter element throughout, but it's nicely done on Other People's Lives, Persona, and Things We Tell Ourselves. That third song is also one of the heavier pieces here, nearing a metal edge. It's also an instrumental piece as is Departure, which offers more strong guitar work but also significant synth presence. The ending title cut basically summarizes The Custodian: a solid arrangement which boasts and balances all players and instruments.

To reduce the verbosity to a conclusion, The Custodian's Necessary Wasted Time simply sounds great; this is attractive and entertaining melodic progressive rock. Strongly recommended.


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In Short

To reduce the verbosity to a conclusion, The Custodian's Necessary Wasted Time simply sounds great; this is attractive and entertaining melodic progressive rock. Strongly recommended.

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