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Somewhere / Anywhere

a Studio release
by
Milky Way Gas Station

Release Year: 2017

Date Label Catalog # Comments
01 Aug 2017 CD

Mastered by Wim Bult
Mixed by Maarten Tap

Added To Proggnosis Database on: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 10/22/2017 4:43:00 PM by: Marc
  1. 37 Part I - 5:15
  2. Neutral - 10:01
  3. Why? - 3:20
  4. 37 Part II - 6:16
  5. Moon Phases - 11:03
  6. Torn Grain - 5:00
  7. Second Attempt To Catch Nectar Drinking Butterflies In An Empty Arbour On Camera - 5:38
  8. Telescope Sight - 26:54

Rob Ijpelaan
Producer, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Songwriter


Niels Hoppe
Lead Guitar


Jeroen Vriend
Bass


Harald Veenker
Drums


With:

Jan-Peter Bast: Keyboards (2,8)
Joakim Svalberg: Keyboards
Lana Wolf: Vocals (4)
Sanne Jonges: Vocals (8)

Reviewed by Marc on 22 Oct 2017


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?

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