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SOME STRANGE STORIES

Mudway

 

Neo-Prog

3.00 | 6 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars Italian proggers Mudway came together a few years ago initially as a cover band, soon to come up with original compositions.After a period of discouragment regarding some troubles with the drummer position, Mudway established a solid line-up with singer/multi-instrumentalist Matteo Salamon, bassist Giampaolo Filippo Parravicini, drummer Leonardo Alessandro Patruno and keyboardist Paolo Santambrogio and released their debut ''Some Strange Stories'' in 2012, available as a digital album on several digital stores.

This album has indeed some strange stories to offer.The first listening passes without noticing anything trully captivating, during the second one the album starts to unleash a hidden secret, by the third there is a certain charm to be found.You can't accuse Mudway of one thing: Being unoriginal.Their style is a strange mix of modern Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock and Neo Prog with these elements circulating all the time.The vocals are carefully distorted and, without being anything exciting, they range from humouristic tunes to more emotional performances.They are nicely combined with a very artistic style of playing, where accesible music structures contain unrelated stylings.Flashy synth work, hypnotic psychedelic grooves, good breaks, furious rhythmic parts as well as piano-based light passages.Mudway show some denial to be involved in technical or virtuosic solos, this is a band focusing on tighten up music themes, which seem unrelated, but the final result seems attractively cohesive.

This album is trully inventive, quite catchy, still it has some space for development.Among the bands you should better keep an eye on, Mudway are capable of returning with some killer stuff in the future.Meanwhile ''Some Strange Stories'' is a challenging first step into the world of modern Art/Progressive Rock.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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