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Colin Masson


Crossover Prog

3.58 | 33 ratings

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3 stars Strictly not a new Colin Masson album, this is.

Tapes of the ideas that became this album has been kicking around since the 1980s and while The Morrigan was alive and very much kicking ass around on albums and on stage. I just mentioned this to explain the very strong folksy sound this album has got. Sound I am sure it got from being stored and conceived during his time in The Morrigan. This is fair and well in my view and not meant as a derogatory remark. On the contrary, in fact.

What we get on this album is a concept about a sailor down under. Down in the south seas. The most feared and violent oceans in the world. Colin Masson has spun a story on this. A great story.

Music is what this is all about and the five first songs, side 1 of an LP according to the narration, is great. The Wreckers with Mrs Masson, make that Cathy Alexander, is superb. A very evocative, haunting melody driven by Cathy Alexander's excellent vocals. The best piece of this album by far.

Side 2 , song 6 and out is not that good though. It seems like the steam is running out..... sorry, make that......... the wind has been taken of the sails on these songs. That's bar the title track which is great. There are also some songs here which does not move me at all.

In short; Colin Masson has given us an album somewhere between the last The Morrigan album and his previous album ....Monk. Quality wise, this is a very good album. But it does not quite move my ocean, I am afraid.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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