In the beginning The Light Afternoon was a way of expressing the musical influences of our youth, the music we grew up with, the Progressive Rock, Folk and Classic Rock of the early to mid 70's. By the time we finished our third album "The History Of Mr Puffin Man" the music had evolved, now drawing not only from what we had listened to in the past but what we were listening to currently. It was now it's "own thing" but could it be described as Progressive Rock?
We found that the term "Crossover Prog" was getting applied to us, not a term we were familiar with but as good as any other, so we decided until something better comes along, we play Crossover Prog...
2021 sees the release of our fourth album "Estanyo Nord". When we started writing the music for this album we knew we didn't want to make The History Of Mr Puffin Man Part 2, so again we looked back at the music we listened to in the past but this time we stopped in the 1980's. Ironically the music we listened to in the 80's is not as easily defined as the 70's, so perhaps it's best that we just say our new album is influenced by some of the music we listened to in the 80's and some of what we are listening to currently.
But can it still be described as "Crossover Prog"?
Or has it evolved yet again in to something else?
Synthpop Crossover Prog?