Sunday 29 April 2018
C:Live Collective. The - The Age Of Insanity (2018)
The debut album from this British band.
The band is a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, keyboards, guitars, synths, programming and vocals.
The band is Clive Mitten's creation. He got help from Magenta members and other musicians.
From what I gather, this album is the first in a series of albums under this name. It is based on several suites of music. One of them, The Fifth Estate, takes up most of this one hour long album.
The album starts out as a symphonic neo-prog album before it becomes a lot more cinematic and instrumental. There is a lot of long guitar solos and synths wizardry. That is what this fifty-five long suite is about.
A rather old song, a five minutes long song called This City Of London, has been attached at the end of this album. That is a neo-prog song and a good one too.
Most of this album is cinematic instrumental music. The best part of this suite is the first chapter, chapter I. That has some very good symphonic neo-prog with vocals.
Most of the instrumental stuff is OK. It is not really impressive, but it works.
This is a good album which should appeal to anyone into neo-prog and cinematic prog. Check it out.