Wednesday 18 April 2018
Solar Project - Utopia (2018)
The 11th album from this German band.
Solar Project is a seven piece big band with a lineup of saxophone, bass, guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards and vocals.
I have to admit I have never even heard about this band before this album landed on my lap and I had to review it. Which off course is a pleasure to do.
The band debuted in 1990 and have released albums on quite a regular basis since then.
Their music and the band reminds me a lot about the German band Dice. More or less the same history too.
Progarchives has labeled them as a psych/space rock band here. They have also said there is a lot of neo-prog in their music.
All the things is true about this one hour long album. There is even some space rock here. Most of the album is somewhere between psych rock and neo-prog.
The vocals is OK. The keyboards not really good and the guitars are OK.
The quality of the songs are somewhere between decent and good. The music sounds stagnant and is not going anywhere exciting. Hence the rating.