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PERPETUAL

Loonypark

Crossover Prog


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3.16 | 27 ratings | 3 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


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Studio Album, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Something To Forget (5:10)
2. Face In The Mirror (4:20)
3. Train Of Life (5:11)
4. Don't Say A Word (4:35)
5. In The Name... (4:24)
6. Catch And Release (5:16)
7. Secrets To Hide (5:39)
8. New Begining (5:56)
9. December (5:33)

Total time 46:04

Line-up / Musicians

- Sabina Godula- Zając / lead vocals
- Piotr Grodecki / guitar, double bass, banjo
- Krzysztof Lepiarczyk / keyboards, programming, composer & arranger
- Piotr Lipka / bass
- Grzegorz Fieber / drums

With:
- Sylwia Majka Maya / violin

Releases information

CD Lynx Music ‎- LM116CD (2016, Poland)

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LOONYPARK Perpetual ratings distribution


3.16
(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
11%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
37%
Good, but non-essential (41%)
41%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)
4%

LOONYPARK Perpetual reviews


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Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Interesting computer program keyboard-oriented Neo Prog. It's melodic, quirky, gentle, and graced by the FREQUENCY DRIFT/INTROITUS type of sound and female vocalist (Sabina Godula-Zając),

Five star songs: 2. "Face in the mirror" (4:20) (9/10) and 7. "Secrets to hide" (5:39) which has a cool PINGVINORKESTERN feel to it. Great pacing groove. And better sound choices. (9/10)

Four star songs: 1. "Something to Forget" (5:10) (8/10); 3. "Train of life" (5:11) banjo! (8/10); 8. "New beginning" (5:55) a long introduction leads into a pleasant, melodic instrumental song (8/10); 9. "December" (5:33) the computer drums immediately intrigue and repel me. Piano and low register female vocal soon join in. Singer gets emotionally involved. Nice piano bar or AM rock ballad. (8/10); 4. "Don't say a word" (4:34) Nice vocal but too syrupy. The keyboard sounds sound old. (7/10), and; 5. "In the name..." (4:24) ("...of the Lord") weird little song. (7/10)

Three star songs: 6. "Catch & release" (5:14) So simple. And dated. Like a bad 70s rock song. (6/10)

A solid three star album. Good but not great.

Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover Team
3 stars Loonypark have long been one of my favourite Polish progressive rock bands, and one with an incredibly stable line- up. This 2016 release was their fourth album, and apart from the replacement of drummer Jakub Grzeslo after 2008's debut, 'Egoist', it was the same as it was since the beginning namely singer Sabina Godula-Zając, Piotr Grodecki (guitar, double bass, banjo), Krzysztof Lepiarczyk (keyboards, programming, composer & arranger), Piotr Lipka (bass) and Grzegorz Fieber (drums). What we have here is extremely strong neo prog, but the band refuse to sit still so while opener "Something To Forget" is bombastic with great guitar lines, hooks and simple but effective keyboards leads, the follow-up "Face In The Mirror" is far more laid-back. This even features violin from guest Sylwia 'Maya' Majka until Piotr decides to ensure everyone is still awake as he crunches through.

Arrangements aren't overly complex, and although this is progressive, at the heart is a rock band which is being controlled by the keyboard player who is happy to rely on piano as he is on other keyboards. Sabina has a warm rock voice which works well within the music as she sings in clear un-accented English. The result is a very approachable release, that contains some very strong moments indeed, although they do seem to be treading water at times when they slow it down. The band is definitely most in their element when they up the tempo, introduce more rock elements into their music, and there are times when they come across as a modern Simple Minds with guitar making inroads here and there as opposed to all the time. The use of banjo is surprisingly effective, as long as the intent is for the listener to smile when they hear it. Another solid album.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Fourth release by this Polish band, after Egoist, Straw Andy and Unbroken Spirit Lives in Us. I am happy to report that, in my view, the band, which was previously going progressively downhill, has stopped (if not reversed) the trend. I thought Egoist was a top-notch album with sufficient vari ... (read more)

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