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SKYLINE

Barock Project

 

Neo-Prog

3.93 | 311 ratings

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omphaloskepsis
5 stars Edit- 96/100 Gawd, this album gets better every I listen. I've upped my old rating of 82 to 90 and now 96. Total Masterpiece. I was wrong and now I'm glad I was wrong. Puts me in my place.

For background info, refer to band bio's and further reviews so that you can glean all you can about the Barock Progect. I'll tell you one thing for sure. I'm glad this handsome bunch of talented men didn't defect to POP Music. Don't doubt it for a moment. These guys could be the bee's knees of popular Italian groove pop! But no! The boys of Barock Project stayed true to their souls. Speaking of righting wrongs, Skyline is my first experience with Barock Project, and I had a wonderful time checking out an outstanding Neo-Prog band.

Early Bird reviewers have already christened Skyline a masterpiece! I understand how songs like "Silence of Our Wake" and "Skyline" would have Neo-proggers chanting Masterpiece! Masterpiece!

Other songs float in the ether between amazing and ho-hum and hum some more, when suddenly off screen charges a flute like a medieval knight on mescaline mare to rescue Repunzel from the Mundane dark corners of wedding beds profaned! Groovy bass lines swooped in devouring ice scream drums and decadent dreams on cusps of buttercups, bunions, and banshees.

After further trips I realized I must reassess my rating. Skyline is 90 stories high. Is Skyline a Masterpiece. Yes and no. If you are a Neo-Proglodyte? Yes!!! Yes, A resounding Yes! Skyline is a futuristic neo-prog masterpiece!

However, if Death Growls increase your listening enjoyment , then I advise you to steer clear of Barock Project's resplendent vocals, weaving stories of the longest sighs, intertwining swirling guitars in between luxurious and velvety keyboards.

Prog-Police will spy sniplets of Skyline Songs reminiscent of lineups of the usual suspects of Caveman Prog. Round up ELP, Tull, and Yes... But no! The usual suspects don't overstay their welcome.

I don't know much about other projects by Barock Project but I do know...This album is ORIGINAL! 95% of the time I couldn't put my finger on who Barock Project reminded me of.

I asked friends to guess "The Band"...Nobody could, nobody did!... It's not that my friends are devoid of Prog Rock Pedigrees! My friends got their papers, yet they barked back at me,

" Too original to hazard a guess...Must we go thru this again? I don't want to guess anymore, just put one of those CD's in my Christmas stocking...Oh Omphaloskepsis, dash off and get me a decadent blue cheese stuffed olive martini! Omphaloskepsis? As if that's your name. "

In my original review I gave Skyline a 82/100, but after further listenings I correct myself. 90/100!

Best songs "Spinning Away", "Tired", "Skyline", and " Silence of Our Wake"

omphaloskepsis | 5/5 |

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