Header

MILLENIUM

Neo-Prog • Poland


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Millenium picture
Millenium biography
MILLENIUM is a Polish five-piece neo-progressive band with Polish vocals on their 1st album and English vocals dominating after their 2nd production, generally in the PENDRAGON and early MARILLION styles but also with some spices of PINK FLOYD and classical GENESIS. There are influences of older Polish bands like Collage (as you can in every Polish neo-prog band). The self-titled first album shows symphonic arrangements, even featuring some violin. "Vocanda" is a concept album that will appeal to fans of ARENA, PENGRAGON and IQ. Their 3rd album: "Reincarnations" is full of accessible and melodic neo-prog, a feature that continues to be observed in their most recent output.

Millenium official website

MILLENIUM MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

MILLENIUM forum topics / tours, shows & news


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

MILLENIUM Videos (YouTube and more)


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

Buy MILLENIUM Music


In Search Of The Perfect MelodyIn Search Of The Perfect Melody
Import
Lynx Music
Audio CD$19.36
HourglassHourglass
Import
Frontiers 2000
Audio CD$48.89
$13.49 (used)
Best of & MoreBest of & More
Import
Frontiers Italy 2005
Audio CD$15.23
$22.98 (used)
EgoEgo
Import
Lynxs Music
Audio CD$18.02
$70.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
The Annual CD LOT Millenium Edition Box Set 1999 2000 2002 import Rare USD $11.99 [0 bids]
USD $15.69 Buy It Now
1h 55m
Love and Rockets - R.I.P. 20 C.(The Millenium Mix) USA PROMO CD SINGLE USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 17m
CD Beatles Millenium Remasters RMG102 SEALED New "A Hard Day's Night" OOP USD $35.00 [0 bids]
2h 25m
Westminster Abbey Millenium of Music Arc of Light 1995 Sony CD USD $7.00 Buy It Now 2h 34m
CD Beatles Millenium Remasters RMG101 SEALED New Unopened "With the Beatles" oop USD $35.00 [0 bids]
2h 41m
DA' UNDA' DOGG PRESENTZ - BEST OF DA MILLENIUM - MAC MALL, 187 FAC, MAC DRE, O.Z USD $10.97 [0 bids]
2h 55m
The Best of Glenn Frey 20th Century Millenium Collection CD (2000, MCA Records) USD $14.00 Buy It Now 2h 59m
Chilliwack Millenium 45 Record 13110 NM 1982 Really Don't Mind / Watcha Gonna Do USD $6.00 Buy It Now 3h 12m
Chilliwack Millenium 45 Record 11813 NM 1981 Sign here / My girl Gone Gone Gone USD $4.00 Buy It Now 3h 14m
SAGITTARIUS Blue Marble LP Psych Beach Boys MILLENIUM Bubblegum Moog USD $7.99 [1 bids]
3h 25m
TRICKY - PRE-MILLENIUM TENSION-CD USD $0.99 [0 bids]
3h 26m
The Best of Jose‚ Carerras (The Millenium Collection) (CD, May-2005, Hip-O) USD $6.99 [0 bids]
USD $14.99 Buy It Now
3h 47m
MONSTROSITY - "Millenium" CD 1996 ORIGINAL PRESSING Conquest Music Inc LIKE NEW USD $18.49 [0 bids]
USD $24.99 Buy It Now
3h 52m
Heavy Weather Millenium Edition Import 2002 Import USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4h 12m
Heavenly Sounds For The New Millenium CD USD $0.99 [0 bids]
USD $2.95 Buy It Now
4h 45m
SEALED ~ 1981 Bruce Sudano FUGITIVE KIND LP NEW Vinyl Record ~ Millenium Records USD $9.99 Buy It Now 5h 26m
WHITESNAKE 20th Century Masters The Best Of The Millenium Collection CD USD $2.96 [0 bids]
6h 13m
Eric Clapton : Millenium Collection [Us Import] CD (2004) USD $3.53 Buy It Now 6h 18m
CD: BEAUFORT MALE VOICE CHOIR, INTO THE MILLENIUM USD $8.68 Buy It Now 6h 44m
JOHN KNIGHT - GYPSY NIGHTS: GYPSY MUSIC FOR NEW MILLENIUM - NEW CD USD $5.98 Buy It Now 7h 5m
Rare THE CRANBERRIES 3 FIRST ALBUMS BUT EXCLUSIVE NO NEED TO ARGUE MILLENIUM USD $49.00 [0 bids]
7h 10m
SALT-N-PEPA**THE BEST OF (MILLENIUM COLLECTION)**CD USD $6.28 Buy It Now 7h 46m
ALWAYS: A MILLENIUM TRIBUTE TO BON JOVI / VARIOUS NEW CD USD $12.94 Buy It Now 9h 29m
AARON NEVILLE - 20TH CENTURY MASTERS: MILLENIUM COLLECTION NEW CD USD $8.67 Buy It Now 13h 51m
Backstreet Boys - Millenium CD USD $17.99 Buy It Now 15h 5m
Meco: Theme From Close Encounters / Roman Nights 7" 45 VG++ Canada Millenium USD $1.99 Buy It Now 15h 38m
FRETLESS AZM Millenium Butterflies LP 13 Track Double UK Holistic USD $8.22 Buy It Now 15h 44m
THAT PETROL EMOTION end of the millenium psychosis blues LP Mint- Promo 1 91019 USD $6.00 Buy It Now 16h 17m
Music Of The Millenium - John Lennon, George Michael, Elton John, Beach Boys, USD $1.96 Buy It Now 16h 35m
DON MCLEAN Lot of 6 LPS -- United Artists, Mediarts, Millenium USD $6.98 Buy It Now 16h 36m
SHERYL CROW central park BRAZIL MILLENIUM AO VIVO CD RA USD $9.99 Buy It Now 16h 38m
SUPREMES - BEST OF 20TH CENTURY MASTERS MILLENIUM COLLECTION (CD 2003) USD $5.99 Buy It Now 16h 49m
JOE FAGIN Younger Days 7" B/w Do You Give A Damn US Millenium 1982 USD $8.22 Buy It Now 21h 7m
THE DUBLINERS MILLENIUM COLLECTION ( 2 CD SET. ) USD $12.00 [0 bids]
USD $15.60 Buy It Now
21h 55m
Millenium Godzilla Best Soundtrack CD 30 Songs Akira Ifukube NEW /07 USD $37.31 Buy It Now 22h 45m
Ex Caliga * First Visions * CD NEW * Black Metal * Millenium * 2002 USD $5.99 Buy It Now 23h
Nikko D.C. Millenium Mix CD USD $29.99 Buy It Now 23h 19m
Ozzfest 2001 the Second Millenium - V/A New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping USD $12.86 Buy It Now 23h 51m
That Petrol Emotion End of The Millenium vinyl LP 1988 Virgin Records EX USD $9.95 Buy It Now 1 day
TRACY BYRD**BEST OF (RM)**CD The Millenium Collection USD $4.99 [0 bids]
USD $7.00 Buy It Now
1 day
UHRILEHTO vitutus millenium ORIG CD pestiferous baptism goatmoon horna USD $6.66 [0 bids]
1 day
MILESTONES OF THE MILLENIUM-MUSIC IN FILM-NPR CD (1999) Near Mint! USD $8.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Franke & the Knockouts Below the belt (Sealed) Millenium 57743 w/song sticker USD $8.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Various Artists Heavenly Sounds For The New Millenium CD USD $4.00 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN MELLENCAMP*THE BEST OF (MILLENIUM COLL)*CD USD $5.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Ella Fitzgerald The Millenium Anthology {CD, 1994} 3 CD Set Millenium-Italy USD $79.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Various Artists - Jammin' 105 Presents Millenium Dance Party (1999) Used CD USD $4.00 Buy It Now 1 day
That Petrol Emotion "End of The Millenium Psychosis Blues" 1988 Virgin LP USD $14.99 [0 bids]
1 day
MECO STAR WARS AND OTHER GALACTIC FUNK 1977 LP MILLENIUM CASABLANCA MNLP 8001 USD $22.99 [0 bids]
USD $29.99 Buy It Now
1 day
Backstreet Boys Millenium Mexican Edition CD USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MILLENIUM [MILLENNIUM] Angelfire CD RALPH SANTOLLA: EYEWITNESS, SEBASTIAN BACH USD $21.99 Buy It Now 1 day
VARIOUS "BE IN YOUR ELEMENT - MUSIC FROM THE END OF A MILLENIUM" RARE CD USD $15.63 Buy It Now 1 day
Manasseh Meets The Equaliser [LP] Dub The Millenium *SEALED* (LMTD) *180 Gram* USD $13.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DUBSTAR Anywhere 12" 5 Track Klm Extended Klub Mix B/w Klm Millenium Mix, Origin USD $8.22 Buy It Now 1 day
CLOUDS Bingo Club's Millenium Ball 12" 4 Track Includes Dude Electric Cell,king USD $8.22 Buy It Now 1 day
MILLENIUM Theme 12" B/w Dubwise UK Monster 1996 USD $8.22 Buy It Now 1 day
WIZZARD Millenium 12" 3 Track Promo Featuring Genesis Mix,exodus Mix And Curfew USD $8.22 Buy It Now 1 day
Millenium - EP Volume Two 12" USD $9.80 Buy It Now 1 day
Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds - Ltd Millenium CD - Remastered Super-Bit mapping USD $23.50 Buy It Now 1 day
MUTIILATION black millenium LP 1st press MAYHEM DARKTHRONE IMMORTAL EMPEROR USD $13.00 [11 bids]
1 day
MECO Theme From Close Encounters / Roman Nights 7" 45rpm Millenium MN 608 NM- USD $3.25 Buy It Now 1 day
Cliff Richard, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, The Millenium Prayer CD USD $1.96 Buy It Now 1 day
Miles Davis Very Best Of Millenium Edition USD $1.55 [0 bids]
1 day
1999 CHA CHA New Millenium What Cha Wanna Do LP NEW STILL SEALED USD $6.00 Buy It Now 1 day
REM - Document - 1999 UK Millenium Issue Vinyl LP USD $62.71 Buy It Now 1 day
BACKSTREET BOYS - MILLENIUM (12 TRK CD ALBUM) USD $4.69 Buy It Now 1 day
BRUCE COCKBURN Humans N/Mint Millenium Records UK 1980 LP USD $9.39 Buy It Now 1 day
The Blues "The Millenium Anthology" 3 Cd Box Set-Various Artist's-Italian Import USD $11.95 [0 bids]
1 day
*RARE* FRANKE & THE KNOCKOUTS - BELOW THE BELT 1982 CASSETTE MILLENIUM USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Backstreet Boys CDs (2) - Self-Titled and Millenium USD $2.00 Buy It Now 1 day
CREAM: The Millenium Collection USD $2.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Dance Music For The Next Millenium AFROWAX 2.50 ship!! USD $6.49 Buy It Now 1 day
MECO Theme From Close Encounters / Roman Nights 7" 45rpm Millenium MN 608 NM USD $3.90 Buy It Now 1 day
THE 1990s-5-Millenium Series-MUDHONEY-Afghan Whigs-TOO SHORT-Naughty USD $8.98 [0 bids]
1 day
GANJA KRU - FU*K THE MILLENIUM 8 TRK CD EP 1999 STICKERED COVER USD $2.34 [0 bids]
1 day
BIZET, GEORGES - THE BEST OF SIR GEORG SOLTI (THE MILLENIUM COLLECTION) - NEW CD USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1 day
kings of swing The Millenium Anthology 3 cd SET, GLENN MILLER, BASIE, DUKE USD $16.88 [0 bids]
USD $24.88 Buy It Now
1 day
NOVA MILLENIUM JOHN DENON + CO FOCUS LABEL RARE LIBRARY SOUNDS MUSIC CD USD $8.25 Buy It Now 1 day
KILLING JOKE Millenium Butterfly BLFD 12 FREE SHIPPING USD $20.79 Buy It Now 1 day
IT'S SO EASY: MILLENIUM TRIBUTE GUNS N ROSES / VAR NEW CD USD $16.50 Buy It Now 1 day
THE BEST OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD Millenium Collection CD LIKE NEW USD $6.95 Buy It Now 1 day
20th CENTURY MASTERS. THE MILLENIUM - JOE COCKER ??? ? ??? NEW ?????? CD ????? USD $9.50 Buy It Now 2 days
SURGE FEAT. SALLY STRAWBERRY - COLD AIR - MILLENIUM RECORDS MILL076TW USD $7.82 [0 bids]
2 days
Cliff Richard - Millenium - Birmingham NIA concerts December 1999 brochure USD $4.69 [0 bids]
2 days
millenium - jericho ralph santolla steve mckenna USD $4.69 [0 bids]
2 days
JONNY DESTRY & DESTINY girls rock n roll & cars LP MILLENIUM BXL1-7753 ROCK VG+ USD $13.00 Buy It Now 2 days
DON MCLEAN Chain Lightning LP MILLENIUM BXL1-7756 ROCK 1978 VG+ USD $10.99 Buy It Now 2 days
20th Century Masters: Cat Stevens (Millenium Collection CD) Disc Only USD $1.49 Buy It Now 2 days
The Clash : Clash [Millenium Pop] CD USD $9.05 Buy It Now 2 days
MUTIILATION LP BLACK MILLENIUM [GRIMLY REBORN] SATANIC WARMASTER GOATMOON METAL USD $27.00 [0 bids]
USD $35.10 Buy It Now
2 days
BROOKLYN DREAMS Street Dance/ Music, Harmony and Rhythm 1-Sided 12" MILLENIUM USD $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
MUTIILATION Black Millenium LP Iron Fist new USD $20.00 [0 bids]
2 days
GATHERING OF NATIONS POW-WOW 2000 MILLENIUM CELEBRATION, VOL. 2 - NEW CD USD $13.17 Buy It Now 2 days
MILLENIUM s/t 1997 JAPAN 1ST CD w/OBI OOP AOR Ralph Santolla EYEWITNESS MONARCH USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Tribute To Guns N Roses - Its So Easy: Millenium Tribute To Guns N Roses CD USD $14.79 Buy It Now 2 days
BAHA MEN - BAHA MEN Millenium Best - Japan CD - 16Tks USD $9.95 Buy It Now 2 days
MILLENIUM THOUGHTS,VOICES OF,BONO,BILLY BRAGG,DICKIE BIRD,RARE/SALE CD ALBUM USD $6.26 Buy It Now 2 days
ROBBIE WILLIAMS,MILLENIUM,POSTCARD PACK,TAKE THAT,RARE CD SINGLE USD $6.26 Buy It Now 2 days
Janis Joplin - "Pearl" Millenium edition. Beautiful, complete, mint copy. USD $54.87 [0 bids]
2 days
MILLENIUM - MUSIC FOR THE YEAR 2000 Various CD 20 Track 2 Disc Compilation Set W USD $13.15 Buy It Now 2 days

More places to buy MILLENIUM music online Buy MILLENIUM & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for MILLENIUM DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

MILLENIUM shows & tickets


MILLENIUM has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

MILLENIUM discography


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

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

3.89 | 28 ratings
Millenium
1998
4.03 | 39 ratings
Vocanda
2000
3.23 | 37 ratings
Reincarnations / Reinkarnacje
2002
3.60 | 31 ratings
Deja Vu
2004
3.40 | 34 ratings
Interdead
2005
3.82 | 40 ratings
Numbers And The Big Dream Of Mr Sunders
2006
4.07 | 90 ratings
Exist
2008
3.86 | 68 ratings
Puzzles
2011
3.98 | 101 ratings
Ego
2013
4.06 | 13 ratings
Vocanda 2013 Live in studio
2013
3.98 | 54 ratings
In Search Of The Perfect Melody
2014

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

4.80 | 10 ratings
Back After Years - Live In Kraków 2009
2010

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

4.73 | 11 ratings
Back After Years - Live In Kraków 2009
2010

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

4.29 | 17 ratings
7 Years (Novelties, Rarities And The Best)
2007
4.28 | 25 ratings
White Crow
2011
3.88 | 8 ratings
In The World Of Fantasy? ...and Other Rarities
2014

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

0.00 | 0 ratings
Byl Sobie Kraj
1999
0.00 | 0 ratings
Ekopiesn
1999
0.00 | 0 ratings
Lady Cash Cash
2000
0.00 | 0 ratings
Cygara Smak
2002
4.00 | 1 ratings
7 Years
2007
3.61 | 19 ratings
Three Brothers' Epilogue
2008

MILLENIUM Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Three Brothers' Epilogue by MILLENIUM album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2008
3.61 | 19 ratings

BUY
Three Brothers' Epilogue
Millenium Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars As the band itself considered ''Vocanda'' its ''real'' debut album, in 2007, 7 years after the release of the album, a compilation album entitled ''7 years'' was released.It contained the most radio-played tracks of Millenium's career along with remixes and tracks from the band's maxi singles.In April 2008 the trilogy, that started in 2004 with ''Deva Ju'' would come to an end with the release of the EP ''Three brother's epilogue'', refering to the three characters, with which each of the last three Millenium albums dealt with.

The centerpiece of this work would be the 15-min. title-track, which is on par with Millenium's last launches.It is led by the clean and emotional voice of Lukasz Galeziowski and the impressive, atmospheric Neo Prog sound of the band, split between the flashy MARILLION sensibilities and the heavier overtones of modern Polish Prog Rock.The track features a combination of intense synth lines with light organ moves and some symphonic backdrops, showered by the nice electric guitar parts of Piotr Plonka, who's sentimental soloing comes often in evidence in a very PINK FLOYD-ian mood, and the frequent use of electronic samplers.Among the very good latest offerings of the group.A pair of tracks, coming from the sessions of ''Numbers and the big dream of Mr Sunders'', complete the album.''Dream about Aliens'' is another trademark of Millenium's contemporary sound.Lots of electronic beats next to symphonic synthesizers, downtempo guitar lines, crying solos and sensitive vocals offer another listening experience split between PINK FLOYD and compatriots SATELLITE.''Wake up John!'' features a dramatic orchestral intro with Galeziowski's voice in excellent shape, soon turning into a flashy Neo/Symphonic Prog with synthesizers in evidence and some deep melodious themes in a lyrical background.

Many people would consider the purchase of this EP not really necessary, but I assure you it contains some of Millenium's very best material.The limited running time might a preventing factor, but all three pieces are good examples of modern Polish Neo Prog.Recommended.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Vocanda 2013 Live in studio by MILLENIUM album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.06 | 13 ratings

BUY
Vocanda 2013 Live in studio
Millenium Neo-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars 2013 saw the fifteenth anniversary of Lynx Music, quite an achievement for a label that concentrates on progressive rock. To mark the event, Ryszard Kramarski decided that his band Millenium should undertake a special performance of 'Vocanda', which they released in 2000. Obviously they needed to rehearse for such an event, and a month before the gig they congregated at the studio and recorded the rehearsal so that they could play it back and check if anything needed amending. The concert was well received, but wasn't professionally recorded, so Ryszard thought that it would be a nice idea to make this available for fans, in a strictly limited numbered edition. It isn't a studio album, nor is it a live album as there is no audience, but has the band playing the new arrangements with no overdubs, so in many ways it is a combination of both.

Having played this quite a lot, I feel that I am very fortunate to have been introduced to this band all those years ago as I have many of their albums in my collection and each and every single one is a joy. There are many neo influences in what they do, especially IQ and Pendragon, and Ryszard understands the need for rock guitar as part of this so doesn't hog the limelight but ensures that Piotr Płonka has plenty of time centre stage. Singer Łukasz Gall's voice is as powerful and strident as it was when he first sang this all those years ago, but guest Karolina Leszko also has a major part to play and she provides lush harmonies or the occasional lead when the music is right.

Poland has had some great progressive bands over the years, with Collage and SBB being of particular note, but Millenium more than stand up with them, and this is yet another wonderful album from the guys, even more impressive is that it is live in the studio. Highly recommended. For this and details of other releases on Ryszard's label visit www.lynxmusic.pl

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Ego by MILLENIUM album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.98 | 101 ratings

BUY
Ego
Millenium Neo-Prog

Review by ProgShine
Collaborator Errors & Omissions and Crossover Team

4 stars Millenium is a Polish Neo Prog band that has been together since 1999 and began as a solo project by keyboard player Ryszard Kramerski. Today the band has also Łukasz Gall (vocals), Piotr Płonka (guitars), Krzysztof Wyrwa (bass) and Tomasz Paśko (drums) in the line-up. Ego (2013) is their 9th and most recent studio album (not counting EPs and re-recordings) and it was released by Ryszard's label Lynx Music.

Before going into Millenium's music I would like to mention the magnificent artwork that Ego (2013) has. A really astonishing piece of work on the cover (by Marek Juza) and digipack design (by Maciej Stachowiak), including a CD that imitates a little LP.

Millenium has always followed the Neo Prog path and it's no different on Ego (2013), which means that keyboards and guitars are up front in the songs. Also, having Ryszard as the main writer, producer and keyboard player of the band is quite natural that his instrument is very important in the band's sound. 'Ego' the tittle-track is the first one on the album. This is a very well written piece with a bit of 'electronics' here and there, but this complements the music perfectly. Piotr Płonka and his guitars have to be mentioned cause he did an impeccable job. Great opening track!

The following track 'Born In 67' is all about nostalgia! Although the lyrics that aren't that great Łukasz Gall's vocals make them shine. The track also has many backing vocals and includes a trumpet solo (by Michał Bylica). Track 3 is called 'Dark Secrets' and it is a different kind of ballad. It's contemplative with many mini guitar solos and an absolutely brilliant final part where everything goes faster.

'When I Fall' follows the same footprints as the previous song, but this time as a piano ballad. It's a mid-tempo track that focuses on the vocals. As in the previous track, it shifts tempo to an upbeat one around the middle but then goes slower again towards the end.

'Lonely Man' has a great melody. I especially like this kind of chords changing this track has! But I think the song follows a bit of a repetitive road with the verse-chorus-verse formula, and having the song over 10 minutes this can transform a good song into a bit of a tiring one, even with the good sax solo (by Darek Rybka) in the middle! The final track on Ego (2013) is another 10 minutes piece called 'Goodby My Earth'. It starts very well with some great guitars, but once again it is a mid-tempo song which makes you feel it's still the previous track. But still, it's a strong track with lots of breaks and moods, including robots in the middle part.

I really think that Millenium could bet more on some upbeat songs like the opening track 'Ego', for instance. Nonetheless Ego (2013) is a very strong album by a hard working band and I see no reason why every Neo Prog fan would not enjoy this album! Especially if you're a guitar fan, because we have some great guitar performance throughout Ego (2013).

Recommended!

(Originally posted on progshine.net)

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Puzzles by MILLENIUM album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.86 | 68 ratings

BUY
Puzzles
Millenium Neo-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars Over the years I have been fortunate to review pretty much all of Millenium's albums, but it was only when I was writing about 2013's 'Ego' that I realised that I hadn't heard 2011's 'Puzzles'. I soon rectified that, and as with all of their recent releases I was impressed even before I put the first CD into the player. This is a double CD digipak, with both of the CDs looking as if they are old fashioned vinyl, and there is a booklet containing all of the lyrics (in both English and Polish, although they are sung in English) as well as some artwork. Keyboard player Ryszard Kramarski again wrote all of the music and recorded the album, while he co-wrote the lyrics with singer Łukasz Gall. So after looking at the packaging, it was time to listen to the actual music, and settle back for 90 minutes (14 songs) of some of the best neo-prog around.

To be honest, I have never been disappointed by the output of these guys, who have been incredibly consistent since I heard their debut some fifteen years ago. Although all of the music is written by the keyboard player, one would never imagine that to be the case as this is very much a band album with loads of guitar parts and times when Piotr Płonka is very much in control with Ryszard playing a supporting role. This is neo-prog that has much in common with Nineties IQ, and will definitely appeal to those who are fans of bands such as Credo and Galahad although in reality they are quite different to all three and follow their own path. The production is superb, with a real clarity and space for everyone to shine while Łukasz is simply a star throughout. A concept album, each song adds an additional piece to the story, just like the jigsaw that is pictured on the cover and is about relationships, using the names of Adam and Eve to make the point.

Yet again this is a wonderful album, and if you have yet to hear the joys of Millenium (and there are plenty of albums to choose by now) then this is a great place to start. www.lynxmusic.pl

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Numbers And The Big Dream Of Mr Sunders by MILLENIUM album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.82 | 40 ratings

BUY
Numbers And The Big Dream Of Mr Sunders
Millenium Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars During the recordings of ''Interdead'' Ryszard Kramarski came up with the idea of his next concept album: combining the central heroes of the ''Vocanda'' and ''Interdead'' stories into a new concept.The main figure of the album would be John Sunders, who won a large amount of money choosing the right numbers, but this way starts his trip towards his long adventures.Ten months of recordings at the Lynx Studios, between August 05' and June 06', would lead to the release of ''Numbers and the big dream of Mr. Sunders'' in September 2006.

In this album Millenium finally procude a semi-personal style of Neo Prog, led by their fantastic singer.The work is again heavily driven by the lyrical concept, however the sound is more balanced, eventually with enough room for some pretty good instrumental textures and a great changes between sensitive arrangements and more pompous breaks.Surprisingly, except SATELLITE, which have been one of the band's dominant inspirations, the new album contains also big time IQ influences in the alternating melodic/symphonic and more grandiose passages.The musicianship is full of decent and, most important, memorable melodies and the keyboard work finally is on the surface with some lovely semi-symphonic themes in the vein of COLLAGE, while the guitars are once more used with care, delivering series of interesting solos.A couple of ballads and some mellow pieces help the concept unfold with comfort and the sufficient presence of grandiose and powerful moments result a work of musical diversity in sights and sounds.

The incosistency for the Polish Prog Rockers continues with their sixth studio album.This time though it is for good reason.Nice, melodious and atmospheric Neo Prog with plenty of interesting material.Recommended.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Reincarnations / Reinkarnacje by MILLENIUM album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.23 | 37 ratings

BUY
Reincarnations / Reinkarnacje
Millenium Neo-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

3 stars 'Reincarnations' is Millenium's third album, and is the follow-up to 'Vocanda' which was released in November 2000. Although the band are Polish, and it has been released on a Polish label, the lyrics to the songs are in English (and printed both in English and Polish in the booklet) which makes it very accessible to the casual listener. This is progressive music of a dreamy relaxing nature, which lulls the listener in and has been done very well indeed. Vocalist Łukasz Gałęziowski has a very melodic voice, and while the range is kept to a minimum he sings with great power and emotion. Keyboard player Ryszard Kramarski provides the backdrop and the harshness and bite comes from guitarist Piotr Płonka.

This is an album that has been influenced by American AOR, and based only on hearing the album that would be where people would imagine that the band hailed from. "Higher Than Me" manages to combine Emerson Lake & Palmer with Asia and Styx and comes out as a joyful rocker. Easy to listen to, but with lots of styles that mean that there is always more to get out of the album each time it is played. This is not in your face cutting edge progressive rock music, but rather music that can be really enjoyed by any lover of that genre.

Originally appeared in Feedback #68, Jun 02

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Ego by MILLENIUM album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.98 | 101 ratings

BUY
Ego
Millenium Neo-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars The latest release from Polish band Millenium is probably their most complete to date, with a great deal of work having taken place on he arrangements. The five guys have also brought in some guests on backing vocals, sax and trumpet but these have been used sparingly and consequently to great effect. There are times when I find myself reminded of the way that IQ also uses a sax to great effect, bringing it is just to add a further touch of class to music that is often quite Floydian and symphonic in nature. This is in direct contrast to "Dark Secrets" which is a bouncy romp with plenty of in your face guitars and keyboards. But, that in turn leads to "When I Fall" which starts off just with piano and voice. Music doesn't need great complexity to be enthralling, and that is definietly the case here.

Millenium are not only one of the top prog bands to come out of Poland, but are one o fthe top prog bands around, period. They continue to produce high quality work album after album, and this is probably their finest achievemnet to date. I have been lucky enough to be able to hear most of their releases to date, and hopefully this will be the one that finally breaks them through to a wider audience. If you think that Riverside are the only prog band worth knowing about from Poland then your musical education is sadly lacking, and this is an album that should be high on everyone's lists to discover. Symphonic, complex, immediate, accessible, beguiling and bewitching, who could wish for more? www.millenium.art.pl

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Exist by MILLENIUM album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.07 | 90 ratings

BUY
Exist
Millenium Neo-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars What one notices immediately about this 2008 album, is the artwork where on the front cover a boy is crawling towards the sea through open doors, while on the beach next to him is the band name and album title written in the sand. On the rear of the booklet is a hand poking out of the sand. Are we witnessing a birth in a similar fashion to that of a baby turtle, or is it the last frantic movement of someone who has been buried and is dying? That may all seems a bit dark and deep, but take it from me here is a band that want you to think about the lyrics ? which is why they are printed in both English and Polish (although sung in English). Musically they also want you to take a breath and dive into their world with opener "Embryo" having more than a hint of Pink Floyd about it. This is more symphonic, with plenty of 'trad prog' elements, although they do also riff to remind us that they are generally neo-prog.

Only four songs, but the shortest is just under twelve minutes long and the extended length allows them to really explore. They mix up with mellotrons with more modern sounds, with the guitar often being allowed to take the lead while bassist Krzysztof Wyrwa and drummer Tomasz Paśko are such a complete rhythm section that it is possible to overlook their contribution: if they are just to provide simplicity then they are there, but if complex runs and fills are required then they can deliver it with ease. This is again an album of great maturity and musical dexterity while also being immediate and totally accessible. www.millenium.art.pl

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Three Brothers' Epilogue by MILLENIUM album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2008
3.61 | 19 ratings

BUY
Three Brothers' Epilogue
Millenium Neo-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars This 2008 EP brings to a close the story that had been developed through earlier albums and then coming to a climax on 'Numbers and the Big Dream of Mr Sunders'. There are two reworkings (with vocals) of songs from that album, but the highlight is definitely the fifteen minute "Epilogue", where we learn that the three Sunders' brothers, Daniel, Adrian and Johnny, all end up together in the same asylum. As with all of their more recent works, the vocals are in unaccented English, while the lyrics are provided within the booklet in both English and their native Polish, a nice touch. I have never been able to understand why Millenium haven't managed to achieve quite the acclaim withi prog circles as Riverside, as everything I have heard of this is extremely polished and enjoyable and here is another case in point. Although not an album, here we have 28 minutes of music that has not appeared in this form elsewhere which needs to be sought out by fans of the band as it really does provide a major link between their previous works and what was yet to come.

As always, the music and concept is by keyboard player Ryszard Kramarski, who then worked with singer Łukasz Gall on the lyrics, and complexity can often be replaced by a simplicity that is breathtaking. Listen to the introduction of "Dream About Aliens" to see what I mean, with Piotr Płonka's guitar taking the lead and being supported by keyboards before switching roles. Elements of Collage, IQ and possibly Pendragon combine to provide prog that is symphonic and elegant and so very easy to appreciate.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Interdead  by MILLENIUM album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.40 | 34 ratings

BUY
Interdead
Millenium Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

2 stars Inspired by the new technologies dominating human life, Ryszard Kramarski decided to write material for an album dedicated to internet addiction.Former Millenium guitarist Piotr Plonka returns to the line-up in January 2005 for this fresh recording and the fifth work of the band is released the same year on Lynx Music.The title ''Interdead'' refers to the main figure of the concept, a man called Adrian, and his sick addiction to the internet.

The song-based stuff met in ''Deja vu'' becomes now the driving force behind ''Interdead''.The elaborate instrumental passages and the thrilling melodies of the past efforts are history and Millenium base their whole sound on lyricism and atmosphere.Gall's voice remains expressive, warm and intense, but the album leans heavily on his chords without much space for more demanding instrumentals or even some decent melodies.The SATELLITE influence is more evident than ever as Kramarski & co. follow the lyrical concept from the start to the very end, delivering memorable material with a modern edge, the guitars have a strong PINK FLOYD vibe (aka very GILMOUR-ish) and only some background synths as well as Gall's voice indicate that this is the same band that produced ''''Reincarnations''.Female vocals, electronics and some crunchy guitar playing add the album an even more fresh air but without any sign of some intricate music in the horizon.Still this is an easy-listening work with plenty of memorable material, both catchy and atmospheric, and if you follow the concept story you might get some satisfaction by its end.

Millenium continue to proove they are a band capable of some very good but also some average releases.I consider this one to be listed in the second category, the concept and vocal performance are good enough to purchase the album, but the musicianship lacks any kind of edge, dynamics or energy.For fans of modern Prog as well as PINK FLOYD lovers...2.5 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Thanks to ProgLucky; Eric Walker for the artist addition. and to NotAProghead for the last updates

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.86 seconds