Finally a new album from Mike Florio, a good friend to Progplanet, as he never doubted our potential as a an up and coming progsite way back! We loved his first album (see elsewhere on these pages) and now he has kindly send us his new venture!! Florio is a master keyboard player (also arranger, composer and vocalist) that deserves more recognition in prog circuits!! This album brims with excellent tunes and a delivery that is top notch (Florio aided by the superb guitars of Bill Thomas, solid drums of Steve Golden & last but not least the throbbing bass lines of Clyde Bailey) and many track are powerful and grandiose (just the way I like it!) with plenty of keyboards to the fore! If I were to give you an idea of what to expect musically, I would say: A mix between Rundgrens Utopia (prog period) and Kansas (mid period) bar the violin! Still with the brilliant and original touch of Florio´s compositions! There is not a dull moment here, no fillers, just brilliant prog rock music in the US style!!
I love this album and so will you, if you are into mentioned bands and style! Florio and his “gang” richly deserves the recognition in a world wide scale and especially prog circuits should take notice! If theres is any justice, these guys should be huge and about time too! Highly recommended to any lover of great music, perfectly delivered, composed and produced!
My fav tracks?! Well after several spins, I must admit ALL the tracks got to me!! This album goes straight into my private collection! Oh I failed to mention, Florio´s vocals, they are actually brilliant.
Last words: You better RECONCILE !! GO NOW!