Sunday, 10 June 2018
Life Line Project - Distorted Memories (2010)
The sixth album from this Dutch band/project.
Life Line Project was a nine members big band with a lineup of cowbell, tambourine, triangle, claves, percussion, drums, chittarone, lute, guitars, mandolin, synths, piano, electric piano, harpsischord, moog, organ, violin, electric violin, bass, oboe, flute and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
Their previous album The King from 2009 was a massive rock opera album. And a good one. You can read my review here.
Despite of the many different instruments on Distorted Memories, Life Line Project under the ownership of Erik De Beer has scaled back a lot on this album.
The music is symphonic prog with a lot of Camel and ELP references. There is also some fusion and classical music references on this album. There are even some prog and goth metal influences here.
This one hour long album caters for a lot of people. And they will not be let down by this album. The music is elegant and classy throughout. The different instruments are also offering up some goodies for even the most cynical souls out there. The vocals are also really good.
There is no great tracks here and that is my only gripe with this good album. This is the second Life Line Project album I have come to like after some pretty dubious first albums. Scary thought, me liking this band......