Imagine a cross between: Queen/ Sparks/ A.C.T. and Valensia (Dutch pop/prog) and you are almost there (or should that be..here?!)...I can already now tell you, that I like this album! Since I am huge fan of the above mentioned musicians and styles!
This is a master piece of pop/prog/pomp rock and a killer of an album!! There I said it and I meant it!
From the great cover artwork, to the production and the music, everything to these trained and seasoned ears (and eyes) just seem perfect, seldom have I heard such perfection from a new band/artist! Honestly..I had to to push the replay button..again and again!!
As art-rock and symphonic prog goes, this is truly a gem, no fillers...just..yeah well killers amazing tunes, well delivered and beautifully mixed, produced...jeez I love this album!!
Yes..you guessed it!! It goes straight to my private collection !!
Other than the acclaimed inspiration sources and the perfect delivery Joost Maglev, the main-man so to speak, has written, composed, produced & arranged this gem of a release.
Maglev also delivers keyboards & synths of all sorts, bass guitar & drum programming, perfectly aided by superb guitarist Sebas Honing, also partly help from Robby Valentine, Scarlet Penta, Emma Van Gemert.
This, as you might have guessed, is right up my alley since I also love artrock/pomprock and this is certainly a perfect specimen for that particular niché of progmusic!!
This is one of the better albums I have heard this year!!!
Highly recommended to anyone whom, like yours truly, loves this special branch of prog, pure perfect melodic music, with enough hook-lines to cover 2 albums and superb delivery from all involved!! BRILLIANT!!