Tuesday 23 January 2018
Lonely Robot - The Big Dream (2017)
The second album from this UK project.
Lonely Robot is the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist John Mitchell (Arena, It Bites, Kino, Gandalf's Fist, Frost*, John Wetton and The Urbane) solo project. He and Craig Blundell on drums is Lonely Robot.
They have got help from three vocalists, including female vocalists. All other instruments are played by John Mitchell.
I reviewed their 2015 debut album Please Come Home back in April 2016 for # 1 of this blog and you can find my review here.
Despite of some narrations and conceptual like music pieces, this is not a concept album. I was pretty sure it was a concept album until a review told me it was not. But it feel like a concept album.
There is several different and pretty similar lyrical themes here, though.
The music is modern prog rock with a lot of pomp pop and neo-prog. The similarities to Gilmour's Pink Floyd is again pretty evident.
The music here on this seventy minutes long album has got a lot of female and male vocals. There are some duets too. The music is very sweet and melodic. Every instruments has got a lot of space to breathe in. The guitar solos are elegant and good.
And so it the album too. Elegant and good. My only gripe is the lack of a great song or two. Besides of that, this is an album well worth checking out.