Sunday, 30 June 2019
Collage - Moonshine (1994)
The third album from this Polish band.
The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of accordion, mandolin, percussion, keyboards, guitars, bass and vocals.
After the release of the hideous bad John Lennon covers album, Collage returned back to self-written material and the neo-prog scene.
That is what they did on their debut album and that was a very good album. So Moonshine continue down the same path as their Basnie debut album.
We get more than an hour worth of neo-prog on this album.
That is neo-prog with a lot of symphonic prog and some folk rock influences. The music is pretty melancholic. This turns out to be what we later label the Polish neo-prog sound and scene.
The music is elegant and a bit bombastic. There are some prog metal influences here.... actually, a lot of it.
The music is also good. I am not happy about the prog metal influences here which sounds a bit too cheap. Nevertheless, this is a good album.