Sunday 9 November 2014

Barock Project - Coffee In Neukölln (2012)

The third and so far final album from this Italian band. A band who has maintained good form throughout their first two albums. Two nearly-there albums.

Behind this rather strange art-work (what were/was they thinking ?), we get a rather big lump of neo-prog. That means, sixty-four minutes of symphonic and pretty eventful neo-prog.

This album and it's basis in neo-prog has incorporated a lot of symphonic prog, jazz and even soul music. Not to mention eclectic prog. There is a heck of a lot going on here. Far more than I am used to in a neo-prog album. It is worth mentioning here that the band is a trio. But they pack a solid punch. 

There is a lot of majestic sounding melodies here inbetween some rather pastoral pieces of music. The title track is a great, rather catchy song. There is also some not so catchy songs here. They still works and they are still great songs. There is a lot of pastoral moments here. 

The overall sound is great and so is the music. I am surprised how great this album. An album who goes straight into the top 5 best Italian neo-prog albums of all time. This album is a joy to behold throughout this one hour it is gracing my life. Many times one hour, in fact.

4 points   

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