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HOUSE OF THE MIND

Comedy Of Errors

Neo-Prog


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3.65 | 102 ratings | 2 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Tachyon (6:21)
2. House of the Mind (14:47)
3. A Moment's Peace (4:15)
4. One Fine Day (2:48)
5. Song of Wandering Jacomus (13:47)

Total Time 41:58

Bonus track on 2017 CD release:
6. Ever Be the Prize (9:00)

Line-up / Musicians

- Joe Cairney / lead & backing vocals
- Sam McCulloch / guitar
- Mark Spalding / guitar
- Jim Johnston / keyboards, backing vocals
- John Fitzgerald / bass, guitar
- Bruce Levick / drums

Releases information

LP Plane Groovy ‎- PLG053 (2017, UK)

CD Self-released ‎- COE004 (2017, US) With a bonus track

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COMEDY OF ERRORS House Of The Mind ratings distribution


3.65
(102 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
22%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(34%)
34%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (9%)
9%
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)
2%

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Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Neo prog of the first order with a bit too much familiarity and simpleness where and when divergence and experimentation could have made it so much more interesting. Plus, the production is flawed by sterile sounding individually-separated instruments.

1. "Tachyon" (6:21) the cheap imitation piano sound used in opening does not bode well for this album. The bouncy "Dreamer"-like piano foundation in part 2 does not inspire any more hope or confidence. We're already almost two minutes into this and it still doesn't feel ready to "start"--and yet the vocals enter in the third minute--distant multi-voiced 80s/Thomas Dolby-sounding voices melodically duplicated by a synth. By the fourth minute we at least have a little more fully developed weave established. The vocal melody just doesn't crack it. (8/10)

2. "House Of The Mind" (14:47) a decent prog epic that, unfortunately, shows little novelty or freshness. (8.5/10)

3. "A Moment's Peace" (4:15) Wow! does this belong on a New Age/Adult Easy Listening radio stream, or what? And not even a word much less lyrics despite the ABACAB set up. (7/10)

4. "One Fine Day" (2:48) Seriously! This is the finished product? This is the vocal of a professional? It sounds like a demo by some one-man garage band! (6/10)

5. "Song Of Wandering Jacomus (13:47) nice atmospheric instrumental opening for the first four minutes. The third section that begins in the fifth minute is too syrupy--even before the sappy vocals enter. The guitar and keyboard work is decent. It's just those vocals... Horrible build and peak. Too bad. This one had potential. (7.5/10)

Bonus song (on CD): "Ever Be the Prize" (9:00) decent song. If it only didn't sound like IQ trying to be GENESIS... (8/10)

Three stars; an acceptable addition to the Neo Prog catalog--though nothing I'm going to shout out about.

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5 stars Another masterpiece from the multi-talented Comedy Of Errors. I seriously loved their previous album "Spirit" it was perfectly put together and I thought it would be difficult to replicate the complex depth and success of that album but "House of the Mind" gets us there. First track really s ... (read more)

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