Friday, April 13, 2012

Hasse Fröberg Musical Companion - Powerplay

Hasse Fröberg Musical Companion - Powerplay (2012) Reingold Records
Produced by Tomas Bodin / Hasse Fröberg
Tracks : 1.My river to cross 2.The world keeps turning 3.The final hour 4.Waves 5.Venice CA 6.Is it ever gonna happen 7.White butterfly 8.The chosen ones 9.Godsong
3,5 out of 5

The Flower Kings lead vocalist Hasse Fröberg and his side project Musical Companion follows up the 2010 debut "Future past" with a mighty fine progrock album in April, the new one is called "Powerplay" just like the 1985 song by AOR band Prophet. These 9 new tracks grows, it took 3-4 spins before I started to enjoy the entire album because at first I only liked a couple songs but it´s not so strange since there are some lengthy songs around 10 minutes. Fans of The Flower Kings will dig this album but also fans of Yes, World Trade and Magellan will love it. The more pop-esque "Venice CA" is excellent as well as the instrumentation of "The final hour", I like the soundcape of the passionate "Godsong" that is just as colorful as the leaves in fall.

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