Sunday 17 June 2018
Life Line Project - The Journey (2011)
The seventh album from this Dutch band.
Life Line Project is a ten plus big orchestra on this album with a lineup of woodwinds, guitars, bass, drums, synths, keyboards, moog, harpsichord, chitarrone, lute, mandolin, baroque guitars and vocals.
The Journey is a double CD/album, lasting almost two hours. A big chunk of music to listen to and to review.
The music is symphonic prog with a lot of Camel influences. No less and no more.
The first CD is taken by the one hour long suite The Journey. A fairly good suite divided into sixteen small songs and parts. Some of them are female and male vocals based. Some are instrumentals.
The second CD is taken up by the forty-five minutes The Narrow Path suite. Again, a fairly good suite.
The sound is pretty thin and lifeless throughout these almost two hours. There is not great songs, let alone very good songs here. A couple of good melodies and themes livens up this album a lot.
The end result is a decent album which falls a bit flat on it's face. A great shame, but fans of symphonic prog may want to lend this album their ears. You get at least good value for money here.