Monday 24 July 2017
Machiavel - Mechanical Moonbeams (1978)
The third album from this Belgium based band.
The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, mellotron, mandolin, organ, piano, strings, synths and English vocals.
Machiavel is now a national institution in Belgium and rightly so. They are still releasing albums too and gigging. I like their attitude and the world need more people like these.
Their previous album Jester was an interesting album. A very colourful album too. Which seems to be the style the band chose after that album.
Mechanical Moonbeams continues on from Jester. A touch of hard rock, pomp rock, symphonic prog and AOR gives this album it's own style. Ditto for the heavy accented vocals. Those vocals are quite good too.
This album is forty-one minutes long and has a lot of good songs. So much that this is indeed a good album. It is also a charming album too. I kind of like this band and their first albums.