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UNITED PROGRESSIVE FRATERNITY

Crossover Prog • Australia


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Formally installed on 31 March 2014

After the Australian band UNITOPIA decided to call it a day after their fourth album "Covered Mirror Vol. 1", it was clear the world would never know what Vol. 2 would bring.

However, the idea behind the band was not lost, and singer Mark Trueack, Matt Williams, Dave Hopgood and Tim Irrgang teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Guy Manning (Manning, The Tangent, Po90) to continue under the name UNITED PROGRESSIVE FRATERNITY.

In 2014, this resulted in the album "Falling in Love with the World", on which various guest musicians would also play a role - most notably Jon Anderson (Yes, in case you didn't know that) and Steve Hackett (Genesis).
With this album, the band stays on the same track as UNITOPIA where it comes to lyrical themes (the environment, the state of humanity), but musically takes a slightly heavier approach.

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3.81 | 69 ratings
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 Fall In Love With The World by UNITED PROGRESSIVE FRATERNITY album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.81 | 69 ratings

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Fall In Love With The World
United Progressive Fraternity Crossover Prog

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars Australian prog band Unitopia decided to call it a day in 2014 after 4 albums and more then 10 years career, but the head behind this band Mark Trueack together with his mates Matt Williams, Dave Hopgood and Tim Irrgang decided to team up with well known musician Guy Manning and going under the name of United Progressive Fraternity. Also there are some top notch invited guests here like Jon Anderson, Steve Unruh , Steve Hackett and few more who done a great job. Well, as I expected the sound UPF offers is not far from Unitopia atmosphere, but in places is little less intresting and with less progressive aproach. I definetly call this first baby named Fall in love with the world issued in 2014 progressive rock, but the progressive elements are few to my ears, the only great tune from the album is the longest one Travelling man (The story of ESHU), clocking around 22 min with exemplary musicianship and ideas, there are some great instrumental sections, keyboards, guitars are brilliant and the vocal passages aswell. Unfortunatly the rest are only ok, nothing special about it. and I prefer Unitopia much more, an album like The Garden Marck Trueack will never be part of, definatly the best album from his career untill now. All in all decent release, nothing groundbreaking here only good and nothing more. The art work made by famous Ed Unitsky is asyou might imagine colorful, intresting and very well made. 3 stars for this debut.

 Fall In Love With The World by UNITED PROGRESSIVE FRATERNITY album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.81 | 69 ratings

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Fall In Love With The World
United Progressive Fraternity Crossover Prog

Review by Angelo
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4 stars One of the albums I ran into through the great community around House of Prog is Fall In Love With the World, by United Progressive Fraternity (UPF).

A line up consisting of former members of Unitopia and The Tangent, give this band has a solid musical base, and it shows on this album. An album that carries a message that was also brought forward by Unitopia earlier - we should take better care of our planet. A broad subject that affects us all and is high the agenda of UPF. This shows in the lyrics, all centered around this theme, each track in its own way.

Opening track is the film music like We only get one world. The album contains a lot of heavy progressive rock, driven by guitars and keyboards. Still, the band has left a lot of room for quieter parts and other instruments as well.

Best proof of this, because it fills about 25% of the album by itself, is the 22 minute epic in 7 movements, Travelling Man (The story of Eshu). This track contains well executed saxophone and (sax-)flute solo's, but also driving guitars and wailing keyboards. To me, the best part of this track, and maybe even the album is the combination of the 3rd and 4th movement here. The former contains an almost marching beat, on top of which the vocals, keyboards and guitar interleave with each other like on early 70s Genesis tracks. It transfers almost seamlessly into the second, which moves from a heavy guitar driven part into a middle eastern feel and then suddenly introduces a violin that shows how well violins and guitars can rock together.

The Water is also an 'ear-catcher', that contains backing vocals and vocal effects recorded by Jon Anderson - making UPF singer and producer Mark Trueack a very happy man, according to the liner notes. The driving beat of this track makes it really work. The acoustic guitar based alternative mix that is included as a bonus is also not bad, but lacks a bit of that drive.

In Choices, Don't look back - turn left and Religion of war, the band manages to mix slightly pop rock choruses with just the musical complexity to make rock into progressive rock. The interplay between the instruments, including that aforementioned saxophone makes this into modern symphonic rock, with a catchy edge.

Surprisingly, the least appealing track to me on this album is the title track, Falling in love with the world. The track is based around an acoustic guitar, with other instruments playing around it in the same way as on the rest of the album. However, the track lacks a bit of power, not in the least due to the very low tempo of the vocals. Not a bad track, but nowhere near for example Travelling man.

Overall, I am pleasantly happy with this album, and the way it UPF combines old school symphonic rock with modern sounds and instrumentation. Some tracks, like Don't look back and Religion of war and certainly The Water are actually good material for getting the band air play on rock radio stations around the world and the internet.

More than worth buying for sure!

Thanks to angelo for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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