Friday, March 29, 2019

Crea "Dwarves & Penguins"

Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD
Release date: March 29, 2019
    1. The March Of The Penguins
    2. Some Of Us
    3. Shattered Vison
    4. Second Thoughts
    5. Millennium
    6. The March Of The Dwarves
    7. Walk Into Bright Lights
    8. Barbarossa

Peter Gren - guitars, E-bow and voices
Nicke Bjerke - bass
Sonny Johansson - drums and percussion
Anders Karlsson - keyboards and voice
Roland Chantra - additional voices (7)

The set begins with adventurous track ‘The Marsch Of Penguins’ full of instrumental meanderings. In some respects, this spectacular jam is reminiscent of Gamalon (to my ears, at least). After such an attention-grabbing opener, the things switch into mellow ‘Some Of Us’ to feature very characteristic neoprog atmosphere. Whilst the vocal delivery might be comparable with Martin Wilson (Grey Lady Down), the guitar passages share a kinship with elegance of Steve Rothery (Marillion). Besides, the keyboard courtesy, convincing bass and precise drums are prominent in the mix.
Read the full review by Prog Head at magle.dk

Some of Us



  1. This is by far one of the best albums in a very long period in time. The guitarplaying gives me shivers of pleassure. A must have album.

  2. I have only heard the song Some of Us as of yet, but what a song it is. The music and the lyrics paint a landscape of emotions, grief, sadness and hope. The singer delievers this with such a degree of emotional skil that you believe his every word. The lyrics paint a picture of humans beeing slaves to contradiction and having a strive to come to grips with it all, and at the end the lyrics seems to be a farewell from life, from pain and suffering. The singer cleans out his heart and with such a degree of emotional skill asks us to love him when he is gone. That is truely powerfull stuff. It could have ended right there and then, but the song evolves even more ehen the guitarsolo kicks in. It just ain't a solo for the sake of it, it delievers the grief and sadness the lyrics talks about, the mourning of the decesed that asks us to love him when he is gone, so well that it brings tears to my eyes. The guitarsolo is pure grief, pure sadness, pure emotions,ehich I have not heard since I do not know when. A gift I only knew the likes of Steven Rothery to have and master. Now I can only wait for tge album to be available.