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WABIąC CIENIE

Albion

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3.95 | 48 ratings | 4 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Motyl (6:30)
2. Szary (4:49)
3. Bieg po tęczy (11:15)
4. Yuppie (4:59)
5. Inny (5:19)
6. Wolna (7:59)
7. Cienie (8:10)

Total Time: 49:01

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Line-up / Musicians

- Katarzyna Sobkowicz-Malec / vocal
- Krzysztof Malec / keyboards
- Jurek Antczak / guitars
- Paweł Konieczny / bass
- Rafał Paszcz / drums

Releases information

CD Lynx Music LM15CD (2005)

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ALBION Wabiąc Cienie ratings distribution


3.95
(48 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
21%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
54%
Good, but non-essential (17%)
17%
Collectors/fans only (8%)
8%
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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars This is really a wonderful neo prog piece of music. Ok, some people will say there's also nothing new, but so what? If you like melodic, well crafted songs, great musicanship (with lots of tasteful guitar solos and keyboards interplay) and a fine female singer there's no way you won't be captivated by this band. It's all sung in polish but actually you don't really have to understand the words to be moved by Katarzyba Sobckowicz-Malec interpretations. This CD is a great improvement over their first two effords (which were really one CD really, the second being a re-recording of most of their debut, which I believe was just a demo). Don't get me wrong, I bought them both and I like them, but Webiac Cienie really shows Albion going one step further developing their own sound and promising a great future. Not one filler song in here.If you're into early Marillion, Clepsydra, La Tulipe Noire, Pendragon, Collage and other great melodic bands, you should not miss this one.

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Review by progrules
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4 stars I got my hands on the latest two albums by Albion some time ago and will review them in the correct order. Biggest difference between this one and Broken Hopes is the fact that this Album was sung in their native language and (as the title reveals) the latter in English.

Albion plays enchanting neo prog like mainly the Polish neobands can. Also this one is really romantic like their fellow countrymen Collage (Moonshine !) one day introduced and was also practiced by Quidam, Anamor and Mindfields. And of course like also Collage's follow up Satellite is able to produce.

Another important feature is the melodic content of the music which is extremely high. All musicians are great including the vocals of Katarzyna Sobkowicz. The songs are well constructed and the production is excellent. All ingredients for a great and high quality album just about as you can expect neo prog to sound. So there's only one outcome for the rating: 4 stars.

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Review by apps79
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4 stars After their debut Albion partcipated in some festivals and concerts, but they had to part ways both with singer Anna Batko and drummer Grzegorz Olszowski.Even so they begun preparing for a second album, but no label showed much interest in the band.Traces of their existence appeared in 1999 through the Lynx compilation ''Polish Art Rock vol.1''.Just when everyone thought Albion had simply dissapeared, the Polish group returned in 2005, having secured a deal with the Lynx label.With new singer Katarzyna Sobkowicz-Malec and new drummer Rafal Paszcz onboard they released their second album ''Wabiac Cienie''.

Ten years were worth waiting, as ''Wabiac Cienie'' appears to be one of the best Polish Neo Prog albums of the decade.With a crystalline production, a superb composing ability and the new members being absolutely great, Albion deliver an excellent wok, full of dreamy melodies, delightful keyboard parts, lovely female vocals and great arrangements.Based on the old-fashioned MARILLION sound, but always surrounded by the typical Polish characteristics, such as the native language, the careful acoustic lines and the light symphonic flourishes, ''Wabiac Cienie'' offers a romantic yet dynamic atmosphere through its listening, where the more sensitive parts are interrupted by strong guitar riffs, grandiose synthesizers and spacey layers.ABRAXAS, COLLAGE, QUIDAM and ANIMATOR are the first bands that spring to mind, thus there seems to be a lack of intense personality in this effort.On the other hand you can't simply skip by this excellent music writing.Changing soundscapes with melancholic and more upbeat tunes, powerful orchestral or spacey textures, moving themes with a deep lyrical content and even some pretty rich instrumental parts will satisfy every listener of challenging, melodic and well-crafted Neo/Symphonic Prog.

A fantastic comeback indeed.Among the highlights of 2005, ''Wabiac Cienie'' seems like a really overlooked album, that finally deserves a higher praise.Highly recommended to all Prog fans.

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4 stars Albion is a Polish band that leads a woman on vocals, after listening MAGENTA, I like listening to bands such progs; ALBION not disappoint me. Walking through the neo prog vein can do well in this work, what you'll hear in Wabiac Cienie is not surprising in terms of vocals, maybe the very diff ... (read more)

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