Sunday, 21 July 2019
Collage - Safe (1995)
The fourth and final album from this band from Poland.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of keyboards, guitars, percussion, drums, bass and vocals.
Two guest musicians provided extra guitars and vocals.
This was the final album from this legendary Polish band. The band members went onto creating other Polish neo-prog bands after Collage split up.
The band is still true to their neo-prog roots and the genre. There are some developments, though.....
The band has added some more mainstream rock to their neo-prog and some symphonic prog. There is also some folk-rock here.
The album is again over seventy minutes long and that gives good value for money.
The music is melodic, nice and.......... safe. Sorry, but the chosen album title is a bit of a self inflicted pain from the band as it says what is on this album. Safe music.
There are some pieces here which is bordering to exciting though. The symphonic prog stuff.
I do feel that the band has run out of steam and has done their bit. So I can understand why they split up and fragmented into other bands.
This is a good album and well worth checking out from a very good band.