Job : “Meh” – stammering, stuttering, that’s all I can muster up out of my mouth after having heard ‘The Wine-Dark Sea’, London’s The Osiris Club’s new album. Like they’ve done before, bluesrock and stoner find their match on the new album and the 60s and 70s vibes remain at the very core of their sound. Surprisingly enough, most songs on this record are focused and don’t drag out for too long – unlike a lot of other material in this genre by less inspired, even more mediocre bands – and it gives many of the songs, as unorthodox as some of them are, an easy-listening feel. “Groovy” must’ve been what they were going for. That’s not to say that this album has an awful lot to offer for the weathered progressive nerd – much of the basis for this material is easily traced back to bands like The Yardbirds, Fleetwood Mac, Sabbath and Cream, only with some more modern and some older prog influences. One thing that is of note, however is the production side of things; every aspect of the album is carefully mixed and mastered to sound very authentic and that’s quite a feat, even in this digital day and age.