Monday 20 May 2019

Crea - Dwarves & Penguins (2019)

The debut album from this Swedish band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, guitars, e bow and vocals.
The band also had help from an extra vocalist.

This is new Swedish progressive rock band. There is a lot of them around as new bands takes over from the older bands.

Crea is more in the neo-prog vein than in the usual Swedish symphonic prog fare. There is no symphonic prog.

Neo-prog is the base camp in their music. They venture into the new romantics vein too. Duran Duran springs to mind.

The songs are short and the sound is pretty light. There are some easy to like songs here who sounds good at first but who overstays their welcome after some more listening sessions.

There are also some questionable ballads here. The vocals is not particular good either.

This is a decent enough debut album. But nothing more than that.

2.5 points

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