Sunday 23 June 2019

Project Aquarius - The Future is Now (2019)

The debut album from this band from Brazil.

The band is a duo with a lineup of synths, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, percussion and vocals.

The name of the band members are Andre Klawa and Bruno Mansini. Just to them justice.

I know nothing about Andre Klawa and Bruno Mansini and their past. I only got this album in my inbox and decided to give it some listenings.

The band is clearly influenced by the likes of Toto, Asia, Yes, Saga, Styx, Genesis and other very melodic art and prog rock bands.

Add those bands and mix them with the 1990s USA pop and rock music. Then you get this album.

The music is big and bold. It is catchy from the first tone. It is also sugar sweet. Sugar also supplied by the vocals and the vocal harmonies. Very good vocals, btw.

There is a great deal of stadium rock on this album. This album is a stadium rock album, never to ever be performed in a stadium.... but please prove me wrong.

This is indeed a retro-rock album and it is a very good to great album during the first listening session as it has all the cliches you want. The appeal disappears after a while, though.

This is still a good album, well worth checking out.

3 points

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