Friday 26 October 2018

United Progressive Fraternity - Fall In Love With The World (2014)

The one and only album from this Australian band.

The band was a seven piece big band with a lineup of sax, flute, piano, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, percussion and vocals.
The band also had help from the likes of Jon Anderson, Steve Hackett and Steve Unruh... just to mention three of the many guest musicians here.

The band was the continuation of Unitopia. They recruited Guy Manning and the band was born. Neither this band or Unitopia is with us anymore.

Those who know Unitopia's music will know what to expect here.

That means neo-prog with a lot of melody and catchy melodies. United Progressive Fraternity is leaning more towards symph prog and prog metal, though.

The sound is very good. The musicians is among the better ones in the scene and the vocals are great.

The music may be a bit too poppy and a bit sparse on really progressive melody lines. But there is no denying that the music is very good throughout this one hour long album. The saxophones is adding a lot of extra spices on songs which is really catchy.

Catchy but not great. Still very good, though.

Check out this album if melodic neo-prog is your thing.

3.5 points

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