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Foxes On The Road
The CSides Project (AKA C Sides)
The CSides Project's latest album, "Foxes On The Road," continues with former Magenta colleagues Martin Rosser and Allan Mason-Jones, with Allen McCarthy and Sian Elson rounding out the lineup. This offering continues their exploration of progressive rock, paying homage to the genre's roots while incorporating their own unique twists.
My favorite part of their sound, are Sian and Alan's combined vocals, which offer depth and a range of emotions across the tracks, keeping things interesting, and supported by Alan McCarthy's thoughtful lyrics. Martin Rosser's guitar work complements the storytelling with precise rhythm and melody, while Allan Mason-Jones on drums introduces complex rhythms that add a dynamic layer to the music without becoming overbearing.
My favorite part of their sound, are Sian and Alan's combined vocals, which offer depth and a range of emotions across the tracks, keeping things interesting, and supported by Alan McCarthy's thoughtful lyrics.
Allen McCarthy's bass lines provide the necessary depth, working in harmony with the rest of the band to create a cohesive sound. The use of keyboards and digital loops adds an extra dimension, enriching the overall listening experience.
"Foxes On The Road" is a solid addition to The CSides Project's discography, showcasing their growth as musicians and storytellers. The album blends traditional progressive rock elements with the band's unique approach to melody and rhythm, offering listeners a fresh yet familiar experience.
At 45 minutes with five songs, each around the 7 to 9 minute mark, this is a tight listen that you'll enjoy from start to stop.
Tune in to Prog Radio where you’ll hear selections from this enjoyable record in our New Music rotation, and of course, you’ll be hearing it featured in our "What’s New Proggy Cats?" show on Monday and Tuesday.