Thursday, 22 August 2019

Cosmograf - Mind Over Depth (2019)


The seventh album from this British band.

The band is Robin Armstrong on keyboards, guitars and vocals.
He has got help from two other musicians who provides bass, drums and backing vocals.

It is always nice when an album from this band/Robin Armstrong shows up on my to-review list. I have had a great time with his six previous albums. An experience that makes reviewing and listening to music so worthwhile.

This forty-five minutes long album takes us into a neo-prog and symphonic prog landscape again. The usual fare from Robin.

There is a substantial change, though.....

This is not a concept album. That is a big break with his other albums.

The music is also substantial heavier than the music on his previous albums. It is bordering to progressive metal at times. It is both heavy and epic at the same time.

The music is still melodic enough not to scare of his fans and those of us who do not like the music as heavy as progressive metal. But the music is notable more heavy this time around.

The vocals are very good as per normal. The musicians are doing a good job in this very stripped down soundscape. This is as naked as I have ever heard this band.

The music is good throughout and pleasing. There is no great tracks here. But this is still an album well worth checking out. All Cosmograf albums, but perhaps not the debut album, is very much well worth checking out. It is a great one-man band and one of the best ones in UK. Check it out.

3 points


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