MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

MASQUE

Neo-Prog • Sweden


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Masque picture
Masque biography
Based in Göthenburg, the band was launched in 1989 by guitarist Johan Engström and four other musicians. Alternately called DÉJÀ VU and then POCKETFUL, they released three demos ("Masque", "Distant Divineness" and "Behind Thoughts") before their first official album in 1992, "Flesh That Understands", under the name MASQUE. "Ten Ways" followed two years after.

"Flesh That Understands" will likely remind you of early SAGA but with plenty of interesting and original ideas; the musicianship is tight and the vocals are excellent. "Ten Ways", however, is a totally different affair and difficult to categorize: a mixture of art-pop and world music (African percussions, Mariachi trumpets) tinted with a Scandinavian melancholy. It features a different guitarist and vocalist as well as four new guest musicians. It's a fun album but it's as far from neo prog as an album can get.

Neo-prog fans will want to concentrate on "Flesh That Understands" whereas "Ten Ways" is more likely to appeal to fans of Peter Gabriel.

: : : Lise (HIBOU), CANADA : : :

Masque official website

MASQUE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

MASQUE forum topics / tours, shows & news


MASQUE forum topics Create a topic now
MASQUE tours, shows & news Post an entries now

MASQUE Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to MASQUE

Buy MASQUE Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Masque - Music For Organ - Erik Cooman / Simmons (CD Used Very Good) USD $13.05 Buy It Now
The Mission - Masque (CD 1992) USD $6.75 Buy It Now
DUKE ELLINGTON-BAL MASQUE ON COLUMBIA JAZZ LP-NM, MONO, DG, 6 EYES USD $9.99 [0 bids]
Masque, Kansas, Good USD $6.74 Buy It Now
Kansas - Masque 180g Vinyl LP (Used) 829421338062 USD $19.99 Buy It Now
Purcell,Purcell,Deller,Purcell,Purcell,Deller,Deller Consort : Masque in Diocles USD $5.99 Buy It Now
Ulster Orchestra : Symphony in G Overture for Masque CD USD $5.44 Buy It Now
Symphonies 4, 5, 9, & Job (A Masque for Dancing) CD (2001) USD $5.49 Buy It Now
The Mission UK : Masque CD USD $4.59 Buy It Now
THE MOTELS & MARTHA DAVIS @ BRENDAN MULLEN'S MASQUE1977 PHOTO 8x11 SALE RARE USD $2.49 Buy It Now
Diamanda Galas / Masque of the Red Death (2-CD Set) - Diamanda Galas - Audio CD USD $75.00 Buy It Now
Telemann: Le Theatre Musical De Telemann - Telemann / Masque (CD Used Very Good) USD $14.65 Buy It Now
1975 Kansas NEAR MINT Masque VINYL record PZ 33806 Icarus STEVE WALSH NM LP USD $32.28 Buy It Now 29m 6s
KANSAS MASQUE with Bonus Track JAPAN MINI LP Blu-spec CD USD $25.00 Buy It Now 9h 9m
Kansas Masque 1975 PZ 33806 Denny Purcell 1st VG++ Press Ultrasonic CLEAN USD $16.00 Buy It Now 10h 7m
Kansas "Masque" 12" Vinyl Record Album - Kirshiner PZ 33806 VG+/EX USD $4.99 [0 bids]
USD $7.99 Buy It Now
10h 51m
THE MISSION+Masque+POSTER+AD+ORIGINAL 1992+TOP QUALITY FRAMED+FAST GLOBAL SHIP USD $94.63 Buy It Now 12h 26m
Kansas Masque Mini/LP Limited Edition Japan Blu-specCD EICP-20073 New 2011 OBI USD $37.99 Buy It Now 13h 4m
KANSAS / MASQUE JAPAN CD OOP W/OBI USD $19.99 Buy It Now 13h 45m
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Masque CD (Progressive Rock, Eclectic Prog)W.Germany USD $10.99 Buy It Now 14h 5m
Vaughan Williams, R. - Job (A Masque for Dancing) [New CD] USD $8.92 Buy It Now 14h 36m
Richard Hickox - Symphony 2 / Overture to a Masque [New CD] USD $14.76 Buy It Now 15h 12m
Vaughan Williams, Job - A Masque for Dancing LP, London S/O, Boult, EMI ASD 2673 USD $6.76 [0 bids]
16h 56m
DIAMANDA GALAS Masque of Red Death Trilogy You Must Be Certain of Devil 2 CD SET USD $40.00 Buy It Now 16h 58m
kansas masque, KZ 33806, CANADA. USD $7.31 [0 bids]
17h
Duke Ellington-Bal Masque-Columbia 1282-MONO USD $19.99 Buy It Now 17h 14m
MIRIAM ALLAN+~ WONDERS OF THE WORLD AN ENGLISH MASQUE~CD SACD HYBRID GERMANY NEW USD $7.99 Buy It Now 17h 28m
KANSAS - VINYL ALBUM - MASQUE. USD $6.50 Buy It Now 17h 35m
Kansas Masque CBS/Kirshner PZ-33806 Collectible VG, VG USD $6.00 Buy It Now 18h 5m
Scholars Baroque Ens - Acis & Galatea / Masque in Two Acts [New CD] USD $9.28 Buy It Now 20h 25m
Scholars Baroque Ens - Acis & Galatea / Masque in Two Acts [New CD] USD $9.75 Buy It Now 20h 33m
HAROLD LESTER - Masque in Dioclesian - CD ** Brand New ** USD $22.95 Buy It Now 22h
HAROLD LESTER - Masque in Dioclesian - CD ** Like New - Mint ** USD $17.49 Buy It Now 22h
MASQUE - Face First - CD USD $42.16 Buy It Now 23h
LP, Vaughan Williams Job A Masque for Dancing,Sir Adrian Boult,London LL1003,VG USD $10.00 Buy It Now 23h 36m
Yoke Shire : Masque of Shadows CD (2008) USD $5.75 Buy It Now 23h 46m
Kansas -Masque Orig US classic rock lp 1977 USD $15.00 Buy It Now 23h 56m
HENRY DATYNER - Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Job (A Masque ** Very Good Condition ** USD $20.75 Buy It Now 1 day
Ben Jonson's The Masque of Oberon (CD) 1997 - HTF - Philip Pickett - 33 TR USD $11.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Masque by The Mission UK (UK) (CD, Jul-1992, Mercury) USD $0.99 [0 bids]
1 day
L'oiseau-Lyre OL 50070/1 2LP Box NM Comus Masque by John Milton rare UK USD $3.50 Buy It Now 1 day
KANSAS Triple Feature: Self-Titled/Masque/Monolith (CD 2009) 3-CD USA Digipak USD $13.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Piron, Jorg - This Is The Moment (Mind Masque / Kiss / Whitesnake / Coverdale) USD $149.99 Buy It Now 1 day
VERNON HANDLEY - MOERAN Symphony in G minor, Overture for a Masque CHANDOS LP NM USD $24.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Kansas/Masque USD $3.74 Buy It Now 1 day
KANSAS - Masque (Rm) (W/3 Prev Unrel Bo - CD ** Very Good Condition ** USD $11.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Boyce: Secular Masque - CD COVG The Fast Free Shipping USD $7.03 Buy It Now 1 day
Masque [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster] by Kansas (CD, May-2001, Epic/Legacy) USD $8.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Masque-Look Out CD Very Good USD $3.06 Buy It Now 1 day
THE MISSION UK (UK) - Masque - CD ** Like New - Mint ** USD $16.49 Buy It Now 1 day
MASSIMILIANO PIANO DAMERINI - La Bal Masque - CD ** Like New - Mint ** USD $17.95 Buy It Now 1 day
KANSAS - Masque - CD ** Like New - Mint ** USD $12.95 Buy It Now 1 day
The Mission-Masque (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $24.23 Buy It Now 1 day
THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (Lee) OOP Ltd Quartet Soundtrack Score OST CD SEALED USD $27.04 Buy It Now 1 day
The Masque Of The Red Death - Complete Score - Limited 1000 - David Lee USD $25.64 Buy It Now 1 day
Feathers For Flesh - Red Masque (CD Used Very Good) USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1 day
KANSAS Masque Mini LP CD JAPAN EICP-1049 / Steve Walsh Kerry Livgren USD $9.99 [1 bids]
1 day
Henze: Royal Winter Music, Carillon, Recitatif, Masque, An Eine Aolsharfe. USD $21.89 Buy It Now 1 day
Hans Werner Henze: Royal Winter Music II; Carillon, R,citatif, Masque; An eine USD $15.24 Buy It Now 1 day
KANSAS - Masque LP (RARE 2nd US Pressing on KIRSHNER, Still in Shrink) USD $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
DATYNER Violin Williams Job: A Masque EVEREST SDBR 3019 SEALED LP USD $9.95 Buy It Now 2 days
POULENC - Le bal Masque / FRANCAIX - Serenade Bea CPT-518 LP 50's USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Harpers Masque A Celebration of Celtic Harps Knodel Valencia Campbell California USD $33.00 Buy It Now 2 days
MASQUE - 811 - CD ** Very Good Condition ** USD $12.75 Buy It Now 2 days
KANSAS / Masque / JAPAN LTD mini LP CD OBI USD $13.18 Buy It Now 2 days
**MASQUE I can't.. CANADA '70s CANADA PS OBSCURE GARAGE POP ROCK PRIVATE 45 USD $23.57 Buy It Now 2 days
Kansas - Masque, Record, LP, Vinyl, Rock, 33RPM, 12", Second Press USD $5.08 Buy It Now 2 days
KANSAS MASQUE EPIC ECPO-77 Japan Vinyl LP USD $3.25 [3 bids]
2 days
London Philharmonic Orchestra, V, Ralph Vaughan Williams: Job - A Masque for Dan USD $5.38 Buy It Now 2 days
THE MISSION - MASQUE ALBUM RELEASE - original magazine advert small poster USD $6.75 Buy It Now 2 days
THE MISSION - MASQUE ALBUM RELEASE - original magazine advert small poster USD $6.75 Buy It Now 2 days
MASQUE - WELCOME TO MASQUE'S FUNHOUSE - BAND RELEASED - HARD ROCK /HAIR METAL - USD $36.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Various Artists : Masque CD USD $4.00 Buy It Now 2 days
NEW Masque (Audio CD) USD $7.94 Buy It Now 2 days
Kansas, Masque,Album,LP,Vinyl,1975 Kirshner Records, Child of Innocence,It's You USD $13.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Best of the Doobies Brothers, Masque,Album,LP,Vinyl, Holy Hawk Records USD $13.99 Buy It Now 2 days
David - Pretty Woman / Man On A Mountain 7" VG+ Private Soft Rock Masque 45 Mp3 USD $500.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Cecil Taylor - Holiday En Masque 12" VG+ NW 201 Vinyl 1978 Record USD $11.25 Buy It Now 2 days
THE MOTELS & MARTHA DAVIS @ BRENDAN MULLEN MASQUE CLUB 1977PHOTO8x11SALE USD $2.49 Buy It Now 2 days
THE MISSION_Masque_used RARE cassette_ships from AUS!_S6 USD $4.79 Buy It Now 2 days
KANSAS ~ Masque Lp ~ 1975 Lp~Original - PZ-33806 USD $2.25 [0 bids]
2 days
Bal Masque - Duke Ellington (CD Used Like New) USD $7.90 Buy It Now 2 days
Ensemble La Ninfea-Masque De Fer CD NEW USD $17.90 Buy It Now 3 days
Mind Masque By Mind Masque (CD Omega 1998) GERMAN IMPORT USD $54.89 Buy It Now 3 days
Theatre Of The Ayre - The Masque Of Moments (NEW CD) USD $17.91 Buy It Now 3 days
KING CRIMSON 4 disc CD BOX set THE PROJEKCTS projects LIVE masque USD $129.99 Buy It Now 3 days
EMX 41 2056 1 Vaughan Williams JOB - A Masque For Dancing USD $10.81 Buy It Now 3 days
YOKE SHIRE MASQUE OF SHADOWS CD 10 TRKS - 1999 USA USD $14.88 Buy It Now 3 days
The Mission-Masque VINYL NEW USD $38.83 Buy It Now 3 days
Kansas Masque LP Kirshner PZ 33806 USD $5.00 [0 bids]
3 days
Beat Foundation - EP - Masque - 1992 #142942 USD $4.05 Buy It Now 3 days
Rock Lp Kansas Masque On Kirshner USD $7.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Mission ?- Masque cd lots of cds in my store USD $2.69 Buy It Now 3 days
KANSAS MASQUE Lp 1975 USD $12.95 Buy It Now 3 days
MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND MASQUE CD MINI LP OBI Rogers Kinch Lingwood Hart rock USD $12.90 Buy It Now 3 days
POULENC D'INDY KOECHLIN LE BAL MASQUE VIOTTA ENSEMBLE USD $21.99 Buy It Now 3 days
MISSION Masque LP VINYL European Mercury 2017 12 Track 180 Gram Vinyl With USD $31.51 Buy It Now 3 days
DUKE ELLINGTON At The Bal Masque LP VINYL UK Cbs 1986 12 Track I Love Jazz USD $6.75 Buy It Now 3 days
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Job A Masque For Dancing LP VINYL UK His Masters Voice 1971 6 USD $6.75 Buy It Now 3 days
MASQUE (FOLK) Look Out CD UK Private 2005 12 Track (Masque01) USD $4.25 Buy It Now 3 days

More places to buy MASQUE music online Buy MASQUE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
MASQUE has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

MASQUE discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

MASQUE top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 16 ratings
Flesh That Understands
1992
2.50 | 11 ratings
Ten Ways
1994

MASQUE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

MASQUE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

MASQUE Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

MASQUE Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

MASQUE Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Ten Ways by MASQUE album cover Studio Album, 1994
2.50 | 11 ratings

BUY
Ten Ways
Masque Neo-Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Ten ways from 1994 is the follow up of this discret band from Sweden named Masque. The album issued at same Musea records in 1994 is quite diffrent then the predecesor, musicaly speaking. In places is darker, is more paced, the musicins and compositions are not up tempo at all, only mid paced tempo of all piece, with maybe one exception. The album has that scandinavian atmosphere, this kind of neo prog is hard to swallow, but in the end is not quite bad is only less intristing andangaiging then other albums from that period, and even less captivating then their previous one. From the strange cover art to the whole parts from the album, Ten ways can easy diseppoint at some moment, to much slow moments, if are not totaly bad, some of the tracks are so dull and pale, for instance Gentle moves is a perfect example. On the other hand the moments that needs attention is the opening track This love and the final one I´m Watching you with some trumpet parts that are really intristing , puted together in a neo prog coat , sounds pretty well. So, I must tell that this album was a let down, is like the musicins were with the gear down in this time of their career, or maybe is what they wanted from the start to sound this album and to us seams that this is weaker then the predecesor. Anyway 3 stars with indulgence, because the album is lacking is pieces with balls and vein, is to much slow moemnts that at some point doesn't go anywhere.
 Flesh That Understands by MASQUE album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.00 | 16 ratings

BUY
Flesh That Understands
Masque Neo-Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars 3.5 for sure

Masque is an unknown neo prog band from Sweden with a short career that last until 1996 when they disbanded. They released two album, Flash that understands is their first one from 1992, issued at Musea records. Well, I was pleasent surprised about this album, melodic neo prog , that rely more on vocals department, but aswell the guitars and keybords are well constructed. At some point they remind me of Saga or even It Bites, that succesfuly combination between art pop and neo prog. Intristing arrangements on instrumental piece Malaria man, some great vocals on opening track and the follower Feeding her, Stefan Kelin has a pleasent voice that fits perfectly in this kind of music. Maybe to some listners, and because of the low ratings this album recived along the years, I must tell that this is not easy listning as many pretend to be, maybe at first spind seams this way, but after 4-5 listning is something elese, belive me I have almost same feeling. In the end is a quite decent and fair album, where the melodic hooks are well melted with more complex ones, just to be check the last trak of the album and the longest Of lesser dogs, a complex neo prog piece where all the musicians done a good job for sure. This album is somewhere between 3 and 3.5 , but because their next album is less intristing and in places weaker then this one, I remain convinced that this album desearve without hesitation 3.5, I have to make some diffrence between this two album in a way. A good album that fans of neo prog can put an ear on.

 Flesh That Understands by MASQUE album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.00 | 16 ratings

BUY
Flesh That Understands
Masque Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Swedish neo progsters Masque were found in 1989 in Gotheburg by Johan Engström, Stefan Kalin, Fredrik Terje, Jerker Rellmark and Magnus Berggren.Already from their early time Masque gigged extensively and participated in various rock competitions,while through a two- years time they recorded three demos: ''Maques'', "Distant Divineness" and "Behind Thoughts".These were enough to be signed by Musea and in October 91' they enter the Gothenburg Sound Studios to record their debut ''Flesh that understands'',finally released in early 92'.

Masque had a very rich,diverse and varied sound with plenty of keys,good distorted guitar parts and decent vocals to say the least.Moreover their compositions were not easy- listening,containing a fair amount of breaks,different atmospheres and changing moods.Electric passages often exchange with acoustic parts with majestic virtuosity and symphonic keys pop up for a more grandiose approach.The final package was a fine mix of Neo Prog and Symphonic Rock and they sound a lot like a cross between JADIS,COLLAGE and ENCHANT.On the other hand some ideas do not seem fully developed or some combining parts do not suit well to each other.Additionally, while all tracks stand at a good level, the puzzle misses this piece,which will blow the listener's mind in comparison to other great Neo Prog acts of the time.

Neo Prog buffs will find much to like in Masque's debut,but the album comes recommended even for fans of more complicated styles,despite its melodic orientation.A decent debut by a band with energy and talent.

 Flesh That Understands by MASQUE album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.00 | 16 ratings

BUY
Flesh That Understands
Masque Neo-Prog

Review by dmwilkie

3 stars This is a fairly typical prog album, although of mixed quality. There is plenty of guitar and keyboards (synths rather than mellotron).There are catchy tunes and melodic guitar interludes. The guitarists solos are uninspired, though. Stefan Kalin has an unusual but melodic voice, and I am impressed by the bass guitarist throughout the cd. Highlights are;- 'Time To Burn', an excellent prog song which has a lovely keyboard intro, catchy tune, nice tempo change in the middle and clever touches throughout. 'Wash The Sun' is a good up-tempo track despite the sound of someone vomiting in the middle of it! 'Of lesser dogs is a fine 15-minute epic with a variety of moods. I'm glad I have this cd for these tracks, but there are other enjoyable moments. Worth a listen for anyone who likes symphonic prog.
 Ten Ways by MASQUE album cover Studio Album, 1994
2.50 | 11 ratings

BUY
Ten Ways
Masque Neo-Prog

Review by geff

4 stars The one - poor - rating on the site so far, demands a second opinion. Eversince I heard the bands 'Flesh that understands' I've been waiting for the next. And it's proved itself an album worth waiting for. Both albums are interesting for every open-minded (prog)music-lover and show a band that doesn't stand still but genuinly progresses. And finally; don't you dare skip the brilliant rythmic track 'Ten Ways'!
 Ten Ways by MASQUE album cover Studio Album, 1994
2.50 | 11 ratings

BUY
Ten Ways
Masque Neo-Prog

Review by Gatot
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

1 stars I always have a passion to explore bands that I have never heard before. When I got the CD of this band I expected it would be a great album. But, I regret to own this CD. Sorry, I'm too honest probably. But this is my subjective opinion, you may have other opinion.

"This love" kicks off with a jazzy percussion / drums accompanied by guitar rhythm and tiny keyboard sound. The female background voice accentuate the bars but sounds boring (to my personal taste) because of its repetition ("e ya ya ya" "E ya ya ya") in melody. It fails to accentuate the song. The electric guitar solo during interlude is actually good but due to the inclusion of background voice it ruins overall texture of the song.

"Where is god?" opening part is a simple music with tiny guitar fills. The song flows flat throughout the track even though there are tempo changes as well. The interlude part contains electric guitar fills - nice touch. "Gentle moves" is a mellow track with some guitar fills / rhythm and background keyboard sound. Looking at the beats, this is purely a pop song. Again the guitar is actually good but the song is a bit loose in structure and melody. It does not seem to flow naturally.

"Become" reminds me to Camel music. It starts off with a howling guitar sound. Unfortunately it lacks melody and bit loose in composition. "You" has some melodic opening with piano fills and vocal line. This probably the most melodic song in the album performed in neo prog mood. The music seems to flow naturally with acoustic guitar rhythm and piano touch. The interlude part with electric guitar solo reminds me to the style of Marillion's "Sugar Mice" guitar interlude.

"Ten ways" opens with spacey, ambient keyboard sound. It's a mellow track with some jazzy mood. "The scent" moves the music to a faster tempo. This track reminds me to IQ "Nomzamo" album. One think that I hate (sorry) about this track is the "reggae" nuance. Even though I like the bass line. It reminds me to The Police "Spirits in The Material World" (observe the guitar rhythm in sort of reggae mood!). Uuughhh . skip this track!

"Wrap it up" starts with a solo drum and flat backing voice line (female) followed by male vocal. Guitar fills are good. But .. the female backing vocal has worsen the composition - it sounds boring to me. "I´m Watching you" is the concluding track with spacey / psychedelic mood. The music flows too flat (to my personal taste).

Overall, this album does not taste well for me personally. And I guess. if you are a neo prog aficionado, it would be a regret to buy this album. The album is lacking in songwriting (melody is really weak), composition, musicianship and overall performance. But, you are the final judge - it's up to you whether or not to own this CD. I cannot rate this album. GW, Indonesia.

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives