|01 Aug 2017||CD|
Mastered by Wim Bult
Mixed by Maarten Tap
Somewhere / Anywhere by Dutch band Milky Way Gas Station pretty much falls in the Neo Prog category. First track ''37 Part I'' reminds of Fish era Marillion, but even for this first song there is much more to be heard than this simple reference.
Listening to rest of the album it became quickly obvious to me. All through this excellent record I also hear hints of recent Marillion. Pink Floyd, Rush, Porcupine Tree... but only hints, no more, because Milky Way Gas Station have their own sound and style. Niels Hoppe is a great lead guitarist, very versatile, and Rob Ljpelaan's keyboards are relaxed, in a Richard Wright / Barbieri kind of way, but his solos are always captivating. He is also a fine lead singer, his voice not so far from Nad Sylvan's.
Strong compositions, good and creative instrumentation, catchy choruses, mood changes, nice singing... If you're into Neo what's not to like about this band?