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Registered: 04-2020
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Whoosh! My first impression (leave yours below also!)



I really like this album. My thoughts are bound to change but I prefer this to Infinite although I think Now What?! is still better. This album is fairly progressive at times (especially around the middle) but more importantly it sounds really original to my ears. They aren't just repeating themselves and Gillan sounds great. Perhaps better but at least equal to on Infinite. He does some really nice vocal moments. Hopefully this break in touring will do him good for the next album (will there be a next album? I hope so!)

Hats off to every member. I've been looking forward to this album for a long time and now Im going to enjoy a second listen.

Last edited by LagosPurple, 7/8/2020, 16:47
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Re: Whoosh! My first impression (leave yours below also!)


I wrote a longer review on the german forum for those of you who are able to get on with the german language emoticon

"Whoosh!" is a lot different to what I expected. I thought it would be a prog rock album with little guitar and huge orchestral keyboard sounds. It isn't at all.

Of course there are huge progressive tracks like "Throw My Bones", "Nothing At All", "The Power Of The Moon" and "Man Alive" but a big part of the album is straight forward rock'n'roll. The arrangements aren't as orchestral and bombastic as on "inFinite" and "Now What?!" so that the songs can breathe, which is something I really enjoy. I didn't think Don would play a lot of Hammond on the album but in fact he does so a lot and he even uses a nice and dirty Hammond sound. The absence of fanfares and endless keyboard overdubs leaves enough space for Steve Morse. He is not terribly loud in the mix but also not as low as many said he'd be. His playing just fits the songs and his solos are far from being uninspired arpeggios. Paicey is a bit too straight forward for me but Roger's playing is way more melodic and important for the songs instead. Take a listen to his bass work in "Dancing In My Sleep", that could be Glenn Hughes!
The star of the album for me is Ian Gillan, his voice is crystal clear and in excellent shape. No effects like on "inFinite", mostly it's his voice without anything to it. Of course, he double-tracked it a lot, but usually you can hear a lead track that stands out, that's something I really dig about the album.
The production is good and certainly better than the ultra-compressed sound that "inFinite" has. You can differenciate the instruments and there is still room for dynamics and sound. The only little thing I don't like is that Roger and Paicey are a bit too loud in relation to Steve and Don.
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