Sunday 21 June 2020

Project Patchwork - Tales From A Hidden Dream (2015)

The debut album from this German band.

The band is a duo of Gerd Albers and Peter Koll. The lineup is guitars, keyboards, drums, percussion and vocals.
They got help from numerous other musicians who added bouzoukis, grand piano, bass, flutes, keyboards, sax, guitars and vocals.

I reviewed their 2018 album Reflection two years ago and did not rate it highly. It is a decent enough album, though.

Tales From A Hidden Dream is over an hour long and it has both male and female vocals.

The basis for their music is neo-prog. There is also some gothic rock here.

The music is pretty epic with a lot of female and male vocals. There is also some guitar solos and lots of keyboards harmonies.

Two of the songs are well over ten minutes long.

The problem with this album is that some of the songs are cringe worthy commercial and very poppy. It is wishy-washy at times and does not offer up much quality for the brain to contemplate.

It is a decent enough album but that is all.

2 points

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