Mark’s Quick Review:  Barock Project’s – Detachment

Mark’s Quick Review: Barock Project’s – Detachment

So this album starts out very strong. Again the haunting piano opening I have an affinity for. Lead vocals at times sound like Paul Carrack other time harmonies are very strong almost as strong as Moon Safari. The strong opening leads to an average middle of the album then a very strong finish.

Their announcement at RosFest already makes the 2018 lineup stronger than the 2017 lineup.

I would say give this album a listen and you will be happy you did.

Peter Jones – Lead vocals on “Broken” and “Alone”

ALBUM HIGHLIGHTS: Driving Rain, Promises, One Day, A New tomorrow.

PREVIOUS BAND RATING:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
ACCESSIBILITY:4 Stars (4 / 5)
HEAVINESS:2 Stars (2 / 5)
MELODIC:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
DRAMA:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
OVERALL RATING:4 Stars (4 / 5)

 

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Key:
These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

PREVIOUS BAND RATING
0: Never heard of them or debut album.
1: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
2: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
3: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
4: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
5: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES
1: Weather Report
2: Zappa
3: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
4: Marillion – F.E.A.R
5: Kino – Picture

HEAVINESS EXAMPLES
1: IQ – Seventh House
2: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
5: Opeth – Black Water Park

MELODIC EXAMPLES:
1: Opeth – Black Water Park
2: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
5: IQ – Seventh House

OVERALL RATING:
1: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
2: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
3: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
4: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
5: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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Mark’s Quick Review: Amarok’s – Hunt

Mark’s Quick Review: Amarok’s – Hunt

So when I head that Mariusz Duda was a guest on this album I knew I had to check it out. This album may not measure up to a riverside album to me but its a very good album. An album I was happy to spin a few times for this review. Mariusz Duda’s track is the highlight of this album. One wonders if they saved the best song for him or if he made it the best song. That being said the album is solid and each track is above average.

The begining of this album is a highlight of the album and the epic title track is a wonderful way to end this album

Album Highlights: ścieżka 01, ścieżka 02, In Closeness, Unreal , Hunt

PREVIOUS BAND RATING:0 Stars (0 / 5)
ACCESSIBILITY:4 Stars (4 / 5)
HEAVINESS:2 Stars (2 / 5)
MELODIC:4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
DRAMA:4 Stars (4 / 5)
OVERALL RATING:4 Stars (4 / 5)

 

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Key:
These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

PREVIOUS BAND RATING
0: Never heard of them or debut album.
1: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
2: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
3: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
4: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
5: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES
1: Weather Report
2: Zappa
3: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
4: Marillion – F.E.A.R
5: Kino – Picture

HEAVINESS EXAMPLES
1: IQ – Seventh House
2: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
5: Opeth – Black Water Park

MELODIC EXAMPLES:
1: Opeth – Black Water Park
2: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
5: IQ – Seventh House

OVERALL RATING:
1: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
2: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
3: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
4: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
5: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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Mark’s Quick Review – Cell 15’s – Chapter One

Mark’s Quick Review – Cell 15’s – Chapter One

Where did these guys come from? Wonderful album out of no where from Robert Richardson. The first 20 measures or so of the title track were a bit off putting because of how much is sounded like Spock’s Beard but it quickly diverges into their own sound.

This album was our pick for best debut album of the year but it not only was the best debut but one of the best releases of the whole year.

This is for any fan of crossover prog.

Album Highlights: Chapter One, Man With a Gun, Long Way Down, Faith Without Works, The Messenger

PREVIOUS BAND RATING:0 Stars (0 / 5)
ACCESSIBILITY:5 Stars (5 / 5)
HEAVINESS:2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)
MELODIC:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
ARTWORK & PACKAGING:1 Stars (1 / 5)
DRAMA:4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
OVERALL RATING:4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

 

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Key:
These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

PREVIOUS BAND RATING
0: Never heard of them or debut album.
1: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
2: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
3: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
4: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
5: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES
1: Weather Report
2: Zappa
3: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
4: Marillion – F.E.A.R
5: Kino – Picture

HEAVINESS EXAMPLES
1: IQ – Seventh House
2: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
5: Opeth – Black Water Park

MELODIC EXAMPLES:
1: Opeth – Black Water Park
2: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
5: IQ – Seventh House

OVERALL RATING:
1: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
2: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
3: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
4: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
5: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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Mark’s Quick Review: Brother Ape’s – Karma

Mark’s Quick Review: Brother Ape’s – Karma

So here is a band that I have always hoped that their next album would be the one that I really like how ever again this album is hit or miss for me. If you like the same music I like I would suggest you give it a listen. There are three decent songs on here, but the ones I don’t like leave me puzzled and disappointed.

Album Highlights: Sixteen, Hina Saruwa, Karma

PREVIOUS BAND RATING:2 Stars (2 / 5)
ACCESSIBILITY:2 Stars (2 / 5)
HEAVINESS:2 Stars (2 / 5)
MELODIC:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
DRAMA:2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)
OVERALL RATING:2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

 

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Key:
These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

PREVIOUS BAND RATING
0: Never heard of them or debut album.
1: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
2: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
3: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
4: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
5: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES
1: Weather Report
2: Zappa
3: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
4: Marillion – F.E.A.R
5: Kino – Picture

HEAVINESS EXAMPLES
1: IQ – Seventh House
2: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
5: Opeth – Black Water Park

MELODIC EXAMPLES:
1: Opeth – Black Water Park
2: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
5: IQ – Seventh House

OVERALL RATING:
1: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
2: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
3: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
4: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
5: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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Mark’s Quick Review:  Panzerpappa – Pestrottedans

Mark’s Quick Review: Panzerpappa – Pestrottedans

So this is rather difficult album for me to review because it is very jazz influenced and instrumental.

If you like Saxophone, drums, keyboard, Chapman Stick, guitar this album might be for you. When I like this music its typically watching it performed. I just never see me spinning this album in the car or at home.

I would love to get comments on this album from our listeners to hear what they think. As for me this one is a miss.

Album Highlight: Tredje Malist

PREVIOUS BAND RATING:0 Stars (0 / 5)
ACCESSIBILITY:1.5 Stars (1.5 / 5)
HEAVINESS:1 Stars (1 / 5)
MELODIC:3 Stars (3 / 5)
DRAMA:2 Stars (2 / 5)
OVERALL RATING:2 Stars (2 / 5)

 

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Key:
These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

PREVIOUS BAND RATING
0: Never heard of them or debut album.
1: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
2: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
3: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
4: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
5: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES
1: Weather Report
2: Zappa
3: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
4: Marillion – F.E.A.R
5: Kino – Picture

HEAVINESS EXAMPLES
1: IQ – Seventh House
2: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
5: Opeth – Black Water Park

MELODIC EXAMPLES:
1: Opeth – Black Water Park
2: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
5: IQ – Seventh House

OVERALL RATING:
1: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
2: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
3: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
4: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
5: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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Mark’s Quick Review:  Yuka and Chronoship’s – The 3rd Planetary Chronicles

Mark’s Quick Review: Yuka and Chronoship’s – The 3rd Planetary Chronicles

70’s Progressive Rock and Modern Day Progressive Metal has a decent following in the land of the rising sun. It is only natural to expect some great music to follow. Yuka & Chronoship is just that.

The album is mostly instrumental which does not typically align with my default tastes but this album’s melodies and the song changes are done which such care that I really have no problem with this album being
instrumental.

This third album is a culmination of all their skills. Their song writing and playing are wonderful. The sci-fi subject matter is intriguing and most importantly their songs are enjoyable to listen to.

Notable Tracks: Stone Age, Galileo I & II, Birth of Earth Magma Ocean, E=C#M,Birth of the Earth – Embryonic Planet

PREVIOUS BAND RATING:0 Stars (0 / 5)
ACCESSIBILITY:3 Stars (3 / 5)
HEAVINESS:1 Stars (1 / 5)
MELODIC:4 Stars (4 / 5)
ARTWORK & PACKAGING:4 Stars (4 / 5)
DRAMA:3 Stars (3 / 5)
OVERALL RATING:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

 

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Key:
These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

PREVIOUS BAND RATING
0: Never heard of them or debut album.
1: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
2: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
3: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
4: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
5: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES
1: Weather Report
2: Zappa
3: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
4: Marillion – F.E.A.R
5: Kino – Picture

HEAVINESS EXAMPLES
1: IQ – Seventh House
2: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
5: Opeth – Black Water Park

MELODIC EXAMPLES:
1: Opeth – Black Water Park
2: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
5: IQ – Seventh House

OVERALL RATING:
1: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
2: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
3: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
4: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
5: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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https://www.last.fm/user/mon40/library/artists

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