Pervy Perkin’s Ink album is a self-released title that’s been out since March, but they’ve recently been picked up by the lovely folk at ProgSphere who asked me to check it out.
The first thing that will strike you when you look at the tracklist and times is that this isn’t an album. It’s a frickin’ opus. Two years in the making, it’s in excess of two hours of music and comes as a double-CD package in its physical format.
Pervy Perkin are a relatively new band, formed in Spain in 2011 and starting work on Ink a year or so later. The five members worked together to create a rather weird and wonderful world – a soundscape, if you like, for this massive release.
It’s very much a classic prog rock album in feel, with bursts into the metallic here and there with some surprisingly heavy segments. Three vocalists (one lead, two backing) gives additional depth.
While I am – as ever – not prog’s greatest fan, there’s an enormous amount of music on here which falls into more generic categories that I still found myself enjoying it. Indeed, there are some quality riffs on here which would do any major band proud.
Trying to describe 2 hours and 15 minutes of music in a small review – and do it justice – just isn’t going to happen, so I urge you to go to their bandcamp page where the whole thing is streaming. It’s also the best place to order a physical copy if you enjoy it enough. At only €12 for a double-album, you can’t argue the price.