Saturday 16 February 2019

Quidam - Pod Niebem Czas (2002)

The third album from this band from Poland.

Quidam was a sextet on this album with a lineup of percussion, flutes, drums, bass, guitars, piano, keyboards and female vocals. Polish vocals.
The band had help from a lot of woodwinds, backing vocals and strings.

This album too got an English version. But as with their second album, I will only review the original Polish versions. Polish is a language nobody should be ashamed of using. Poland is a great country too.

We get again the chance to hear Emile Derkowska's excellent vocals. That on some pretty delicate and pastoral neo-prog.

... On most of the album, that is. Why the band has included a watered down version of Led Zeppelin's classic No Quarter is something I do not understand. It is really impossible to kill and destroy a classic song like this one. But it has not place on an album like this or in the books of this band.

No Quarter is an distraction from the rest of the album. An album full of neo-prog light songs. Songs which is a bit too vocals dominated and a bit short on quality.

This album is a bit of a step backwards from this normally very good band. I am not impressed.

2.5 points

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