Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

SATELLITE

Neo-Prog • Poland


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Satellite picture
Satellite biography
The Polish progressive band COLLAGE are somewhat legendary within the genre. With several albums under their belts, their album "Moonshine" is considered a staple within the subgenre. COLLAGE eventually broke up, but Wojtek Szadkowski still had the fire within him. "I wanted to go back to the beginnings, to playing music spontaneously, music which could be played without any barriers, to feel this fresh breeze of creativity again. ... It was like a new beginning for me. I wanted to start from the scratch to feel creative again, and to feel a particular uncertainty, which one can experience only in the beginning of writing new music for a totally new project."

Initially, SATELLITE started as a solo project for Wojtek, but took on a completely different life of its own. He finished some vocals and arranged some basic background, but some textures were better provided outside of himself. He met Sarhan Kubeisi, who ironically was a drummer in a friend's band. After hearing him play so beautifully on a song, he knew he had his guitarist.

Wotjek needed a vocalist...plain and simple. So, who better than his old bandmate from COLLAGE than Robert Amirian, who also plays bass. Remarks Wotjek, "Great, distinctive voice, very fluent English language and outstanding sensitivity. Robert agreed to participate". On keyboards, he brought on another COLLAGE alum in Krzysiek Palczewski. Natural comparisons to COLLAGE are expected.

"A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset" debuted on March 10, 2003. Its follow-up, "Evening Games" (2006), reached number 8 at the top 100 best-selling albums in Poland.

In 2007, SATELLITE were invited to play the famous Baja Prog Festival in Mexico and released "Into The Night" towards the latter part of the year. Since then they have added bassist, Jarek Michalski to the band, freeing Robert to concentrate on vocals.

Eric Walker (USA)
See also:

- Collage
- Strawberry Fields

Satellite official website

SATELLITE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


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

SATELLITE forum topics / tours, shows & news


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

SATELLITE Videos (YouTube and more)


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

Buy SATELLITE Music


Calling BirdsCalling Birds
DESCENDANT RECORDS 2013
Audio CD$2.89
$0.75 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Satellite Six Love And Fear CD USD $4.95 Buy It Now
Unknown Artist Satellite Elvis CD USD $5.49 Buy It Now
Poundcake : Aloha Via Satellite CD (1996) USD $4.49 Buy It Now
The Satellite Nation The Satellite Nation CD USD $4.87 Buy It Now
Thirty-Four Satellite : Stop CD (2002) USD $4.28 Buy It Now
The Beloved - Satellite 12 Inch Vinyl 1996 East West House Near Mint USD $5.39 [0 bids]
Billy Satellite-S/T CD NEW USD $20.10 Buy It Now
Elvis aloha from hawaii via satellite, 1st Edition, 1972 LP VPSX-6089, NM USD $60.00 Buy It Now
SIX FINGER SATELLITE Weapon 1991 GERMANY CD single SUB POP USD $10.40 Buy It Now
P.O.D. - Satellite (CD, Sep-2001, Atlantic (Label)) USD $6.95 Buy It Now
Satellite by P.O.D. (CD, Sep-2001, Atlantic (Label)) USD $0.69 [0 bids]
LOWER Crime Satellite CD 3 Tracks Inc I Am Remote Control+Instrumental, Card Ps USD $4.40 Buy It Now
FLAMING LIPS Transmissions From the Satellite Heart CD USD $7.99 Buy It Now
' Tasmin Archer ' Original CD Single ' Sleeping Satellite ' USD $1.29 [0 bids]
Satellite by P.O.D. (CD, Sep-2001, Atlantic (Label)) USD $3.00 [0 bids]
ELVIS PRESLEY: Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite "RCA Quadra Disc cpd2 2642 1972 USD $9.50 Buy It Now
Chris Elliott : Satellite UFO Jet Plane Or Star CD (2005) USD $4.00 Buy It Now
Thunder Mountain Band Satellite Road CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now
Unknown Artist The Higher Mind Satellite CD USD $4.97 Buy It Now
SARAH LP ALBUM SATELLITE USD $3.88 [0 bids]
TIERRA Hollywood 12" Satellite S-12-011 US 1986 M Sealed 2E USD $9.98 Buy It Now
Gosnell, Tami Star Satellite CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now
SATELLITE BEACH Psycho CD 4 Tracks Inc Rush/Atomic/Mellow USD $4.40 Buy It Now
SATELLITE Lighten Up The Load CD 4 Tracks, Orig Version/Video/Liar Liar/And You USD $4.40 Buy It Now
SATELLITE Via Ep CD 4 Tracks, Another Man/I Need You/Funky Munky/Serotonin, Fxu USD $5.96 Buy It Now
1ZZ MERCURY SRM-1-3828 DEF LEPPARD ON THROUGH THE NIGHT SAVAGE WASTED SATELLITE USD $19.99 [0 bids]
ELVIS PRESLEY ALOHA FROM HAWAII VIA SATELLITE QUADRADISC RCA DOUBLE LP Tan Label USD $9.99 Buy It Now 40s
FALCO Satellite To Satellite RARE 1988 GERMANY 3" CD single 80s extended Rock Me USD $47.20 Buy It Now 18m 14s
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite Double Vinyl Album Vintage USD $12.44 Buy It Now 19m 18s
LAST NIGHT / NIGHT BRFORE * MAR-KEYS * SATELLITE 45 RPM RECORD USD $3.00 Buy It Now 24m 18s
Hopesfall - The Satellite Years CD USD $2.99 Buy It Now 28m 3s
Transmissions From the Satellite Heart USD $30.56 Buy It Now 34m 6s
HOOTERS lot 3x LP one way home NERVOUS NIGHT zig zag AND WE DANCED satellite USD $19.99 Buy It Now 48m 51s
After the Satellite Sings 5013929741065 by Bill Nelson, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P USD $20.74 Buy It Now 1h 18m
?? ALL TIME LOW Future Hearts Audio CD USA Music -Satellite -Kids In Dark MINT USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 35m
Violet Burning : Faith and Devotions of a Satellite Heart CD (2000) USD $4.00 Buy It Now 1h 38m
Uvr Blood on the Satellite CD USD $3.83 Buy It Now 1h 42m
When All Is Said and Done by From Satellite (CD, Oct-2004, Universal... USD $4.00 Buy It Now 1h 44m
The Start : Death Via Satellite CD (2009) USD $4.98 Buy It Now 2h 22m
Chemtrail Via Satellite CD USD $6.99 Buy It Now 2h 42m
Elvis Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite 8 Track Tape Chevy Ford Mopar Musclecar USD $10.19 Buy It Now 2h 43m
Via Satellite !Traffico! CD USD $4.23 Buy It Now 2h 44m
GIOVANCA-SATELLITE LOVE-JAPAN CD BONUS TRACK F56 USD $28.99 Buy It Now 2h 47m
Bodega Satellite Bodega Satellite CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 2h 56m
ELVIS PRESLEY Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite 2-LP RCA Tan Canada VPSX-6089 VG USD $8.49 Buy It Now 3h 24m
Satellite Inn Cold Morning Songs CD USD $4.34 Buy It Now 3h 29m
Stereoflower : Its Alright Its Ok Satellite Commander CD (2010) USD $3.83 Buy It Now 3h 37m
Speedboat-Satellite Girl CD Excellent USD $9.79 Buy It Now 4h 13m
Little Million-Satellite CD Excellent USD $3.60 Buy It Now 4h 14m
(FF146) Guster, Satellite - DJ DVD USD $3.88 Buy It Now 4h 21m
TODD SNIDER - VIVA SATELLITE ( NEW - SEALED ) USD $2.99 Buy It Now 5h 4m
Elvis Presley ELVIS ALOHA FROM HAWAII VIA SATELLITE 2lpRCA Germany PRISTINE COPY USD $19.99 Buy It Now 5h 30m
JOHN WETTON-LIVE VIA SATELLITE-JAPAN 2 CD I45 USD $39.50 Buy It Now 6h 27m
Tasmin Archer / Sleeping Satellite USD $1.30 Buy It Now 8h 6m
ELVIS Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite RARE 8-track tape 1973 RCA P8S-5144 USD $1.99 [1 bids]
8h 9m
Lou Reed Satellite Of Love '04 CD single (CD5 / 5") UK 82876636472 BMG 2004 USD $12.33 Buy It Now 10h 59m
Dogs D'Amour Satellite Kid UK 12" vinyl picture disc record CHIXP17 CHINA 1989 USD $15.52 Buy It Now 10h 59m
Thunder CD single (CD5 / 5") Like A Satellite E.P. UK CDEM272 E.M.I. 1993 USD $14.27 Buy It Now 10h 59m
Beloved 12" vinyl single record (Maxi) Satellite UK EW034T EAST WEST 1996 USD $18.37 Buy It Now 11h 3m
Dogs D'Amour 12" vinyl single record (Maxi) Satellite Kid UK CHINX17 CHINA USD $15.52 Buy It Now 11h 7m
LOU REED SATELLITE OF LOVE 12" A/2 DAB HANDS RE TOUCH ADVANCE RELEASE CD SINGLE USD $5.13 Buy It Now 11h 47m
LENA SATELLITE ISRAELI PROMO CD EUROVISION WINNER 2010 VERY RARE USD $79.99 Buy It Now 12h 10m
Hopesfall - The Satellite Years & A Types 2CD's USD $9.94 Buy It Now 13h 46m
MAX MELVIN "SATELLITE" CD NEW+ USD $24.35 Buy It Now 13h 56m
BEST QUALITY 1972 Elvis Presley Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite 2 Vinyl Record USD $169.98 Buy It Now 14h 42m
NEW Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite [video Bonus Tracks] by Elvis... CD (CD) USD $16.12 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Elvis Presley Love Songs LP 1981 K-Tel NU 9900 Elvis Aloha from Hawaii Satellite USD $5.99 [0 bids]
16h 30m
34 Satellite - Radar (CD 2000) USD $1.99 Buy It Now 16h 32m
Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite 7" Single 1992 USD $15.59 Buy It Now 16h 50m
NEW Transmissions From the Satellite Heart (Vinyl) USD $32.09 Buy It Now 16h 51m
Love Satellite Expanded Edition, Ronnie Foster, 5013929075733 * NEW * USD $18.68 Buy It Now 16h 55m
ELVIS PRESLEY Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite double LP 1973 RCA Quadradisc USD $12.49 Buy It Now 16h 58m
Mark Aaron James - Just A Satellite [CD New] USD $16.32 Buy It Now 17h 36m
P.O.D. OPTIMISTICALLY RARE SATELLITE CD / LP COVER ART POSTER PAYABLE ON DEATH USD $59.95 Buy It Now 17h 36m
THE DOGS D'AMOUR-Satellite Kid UK 3 Track 7" EX Cond USD $6.48 Buy It Now 17h 37m
Superfood Right On Satellite Promo CD Single 3 Tracks USD $5.18 Buy It Now 18h
ELVIS PRESLEY - ALOHA FROM HAWAII VIA SATELLITE (LEGACY EDITION) 2 CD POP NEW+ USD $19.07 Buy It Now 18h
Elvis Presley - Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite RARE edition CD for collectors ! USD $5.30 Buy It Now 18h 5m
8 track Elvis Presley Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite Jan 14,1973 RCA (TESTED) USD $9.99 Buy It Now 18h 25m
The Dogs D'Amour Satellite Kid 7 ins vinyl single Rare USD $1.95 [0 bids]
18h 26m
Natalie Imbruglia 2001 White Lilies Island Satellite Torn Taiwan 3 TRK Promo CD USD $59.99 Buy It Now 19h 2m
1965 PLYMOUTH CHRYSLER ANNOUNCEMENT SHOW 7" RECORD BELVEDERE SATELLITE INTRO USD $19.99 [0 bids]
19h 40m
BALLETS FROM OPERAS - WESTMINSTER SATELLITE LP SM-710 USD $6.00 Buy It Now 19h 51m
Elvis Presley: Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite - 8 Track Tape Cartridge USD $17.99 Buy It Now 20h 25m
The Flaming Lips Transmissions From the Satellite Heart CD**MINT** FREE POST USD $3.88 Buy It Now 20h 30m
Satellite Sky (CD Used Very Good) USD $13.30 Buy It Now 20h 40m
TASMIN ARCHER---SLEEPING SATELLITE--EM233--BLACK LABEL JUKE BOX?--CON. VG USD $0.65 [0 bids]
20h 57m
Satellite by P.O.D. (CD, Sep-2001, Atlantic (Label))  HITS  Minty CD USD $7.00 Buy It Now 21h 5m
Elvis Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite 2xLP NM 1972 RCA QuadraDisc VPSX-6089 USD $99.95 Buy It Now 21h 7m
Elvis Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite Record USD $24.99 Buy It Now 21h 32m
Satellite By P.O.D. USD $4.99 Buy It Now 22h 44m
P.O.D. - Satellite (2002) USD $0.64 [0 bids]
22h 55m
chuck bernard Indian Giver Dial My Number satellite 2005 vinyl 45 record soul USD $20.00 Buy It Now 22h 55m
ELVIS PRESLEY Elvis Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite RCA QUAD 2 LP die cut cover USD $19.95 Buy It Now 23h
NEW The Satellite Years (Audio CD) USD $11.44 Buy It Now 23h 31m
Satellite [Limited] by P.O.D. (CD, Aug-2002, Atlantic (Label)) USD $1.90 Buy It Now 23h 48m
Ultra Payloaded [Digipak] by Satellite Party NEW CD USD $0.77 [0 bids]
USD $2.77 Buy It Now
23h 54m
(FV915) Peter Conway, Satellite - 2011 DJ CD USD $2.58 Buy It Now 1 day
Elvis - Aloha Via Satellite 40th Anni Celebration Book New & Sealed******* USD $116.88 Buy It Now 1 day
?LEON EVANS Satellite Beep Bop/How Could You? De' Besth 1111 ROCK INSTRO 45RPM? USD $19.99 [0 bids]
USD $29.99 Buy It Now
1 day

More places to buy SATELLITE music online Buy SATELLITE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for SATELLITE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)
SATELLITE has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

SATELLITE discography


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

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

3.87 | 192 ratings
A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset
2003
3.80 | 146 ratings
Evening Games
2004
3.92 | 228 ratings
Into The Night
2007
3.58 | 123 ratings
Nostalgia
2009

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

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

3.58 | 34 ratings
Evening Dreams
2005

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

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

SATELLITE Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Nostalgia by SATELLITE album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.58 | 123 ratings

BUY
Nostalgia
Satellite Neo-Prog

Review by poito

4 stars This is the last release of drummer and composer Szadkowski with the band Satellite, and again a major opus of Polish prog. Not a weakness, not a fall, not a bad note. Then, how is it possible the band shut down? It is a mystery to me. I made a bit of research and found out that Szadkowski issued a later album with friends in another project called TRAVELLERS, which I intend to get ASAP. About this Nostalgia, it is not what one would expect as the final album of a band. As in the former INTO THE NIGHT, it is close to perfection. Maybe not as innovative, but still the multiple elements in each track are perfectly blended and the composition goes smooth as silk, everything in place. Here you'll get a nice dose of good instrumental prog, full of catchy airs, poured with excellent drums (how else). I miss some more creative riffs at the guitar and especially at the keyboards, they are kind of used.
 Into The Night by SATELLITE album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.92 | 228 ratings

BUY
Into The Night
Satellite Neo-Prog

Review by poito

5 stars There is indeed something different in this Polish band, the heirs of COLLAGE, now in hands of a wonderful drummer and a better composer Wojtek Szadkowski. I certainly like Satellite much more than their former incarnation, too spacey for my taste, lots of flying guitars, so abused by so many. Satellite has quite a different taste; all instruments are in the right place, Szad works thoroughly the details of the composition, the themes are truly inspired, and one never gets tired of the multiple chained melodies and arrangements in each track. This man is endless in creation. In the first album A STREET BETWEEN SUNSET AND SUNRISE I mentioned the freshness of sounds and music motifs one may expect from non-anglosaxon bands, and they brought quite a few. Even if their second EVENING GAMES failed somewhat, here they go high again, better than ever. Except for the opening track that is a bit dull, the rest of the album, including the two bonus tracks, is a mind-blowing collection of tracks. Nearly all tracks distillate magic, but Dreams and Time Stands Still, climb high to the Olympo of music. They truly earned a site amongst the greatest. This is another masterpiece of prog.
 A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset by SATELLITE album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.87 | 192 ratings

BUY
A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset
Satellite Neo-Prog

Review by poito

5 stars Short and easy. I like listening to eastern Europe bands 'cause they bring fresh flavors different from mainstream anglophile sounds. This is not the case here, but does not matter: how good it is when great musicians play great music! This album is full of textures, lots of great synth layers, delicate drums that really improve the composition (and that is not frequent: Szadkowski is superb here), and some guitar moments. The voice is bland but does not hurt, it fills discreetly. It is one of those albums that can make it without voice; even transitions are full of ideas. You'll find more and more at every new listening. Themes are blended, a great idea to make a long epic when there are no fillings to spoil it. You may drop "Midnight Snow" and the album can be listened eyes closed all in one go till a great subtle end in "Children". A masterpiece to cherish, no doubt.
 Evening Games by SATELLITE album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.80 | 146 ratings

BUY
Evening Games
Satellite Neo-Prog

Review by poito

2 stars Short and easy. This album has only one round theme: "Evening overture", and a brief delicatessen "Take it as it is". Apart from this and a few guitar highs in "Evening games" and "Beautiful World", the other themes don't ask for a second listening. It seems the album gets more brilliant by the second half, which in my view it's a producer's mistake; a first good impression is always a must. One gets bored waiting for the highs to come. This band has more than they show here. The bonus track "I'll follow the rain" also needs a listening, nice work at the keys.
 A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset by SATELLITE album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.87 | 192 ratings

BUY
A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset
Satellite Neo-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars While Satellite may be a new name in the prog field, and 'A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset' their debut album, this is a band that have been formed out of one of Poland's most well-known and best-loved prog acts, Collage. Originally this was set to be a solo project by drummer and main Collage songwriter Wojtek Szadkowski but he gradually brought in more and more musicians, many of whom he had performed with in Collage. They are signed to Metal Mind, the most important label of it's' type in Poland, and the artwork has been provided by Mark Wilkinson of Marillion/Fish fame. In fact, if you look at the Satellite site at www.satelliteprog.com you can see the whole series of covers that he designed for this, a real work in progress.

But what about the music? The band themselves have compared it most to 'Moonshine' era Collage but how about Western proggers who may have never heard that band? In fact there is a lot going on, and while certain influences such as Genesis and Pendragon or Pink Floyd can be picked out, it is easier to say that this is easy listening prog that is thoroughly enjoyable throughout. The album is sung in English, and in fact the feel is that this is an American project and not a Polish one at all. The album starts with street noise and a snippet of a radio commentator, and the impression is a bustling American city. That is an intriguing way into the first song, "The Evening Wind", which at nearly thirteen minutes long is a great start. Of course, the guitar can't be hidden totally by the keyboards and there are some very powerful plays indeed. A particular favourite has to be "No Disgrace" which is a belting prog rock number driven along by dynamic percussion and sizzling keyboard runs.

This could easily be the most important album out of Poland this year, and the finest I have heard from that country since Quidam. Which one is the better? The jury is still out.

Originally appeared in Feedback #73, Jun 03

 Nostalgia by SATELLITE album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.58 | 123 ratings

BUY
Nostalgia
Satellite Neo-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Satellite's first three albums formed a sort of trilogy of day, evening and night, so Nostalgia marked the start of a new era for the band, being their first album outside of this context. Once again, Satellite put an even bigger emphasis on drawing on more non-prog influences to spice up their sound, as is particularly notable in the keyboards and drums on this release. Recorded in Wojtek Szadkowski's home studio, it's entertaining enough, but to my ears the mix is a little off - particularly with regards to the drums, which I feel are a little overwhelming. Still, fans of the band's combination of dance music rhythms with neo-prog will find it entertaining.
 Into The Night by SATELLITE album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.92 | 228 ratings

BUY
Into The Night
Satellite Neo-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Satellite follows up the more traditional neo-prog release Evening Games with Into the Night, on which they once again try to incorporate more modern (particularly modern electronic-leaning) musical influences into their sound, creating a more diverse piece of work than either of their preceding albums. On Evening Games they'd already mastered melodic neo-prog and gentler musical approaches, whilst on Into the Night they show a greater flair for louder and more raucous outbreaks of technical virtuosity. It's another very strong album which shows how the band's musical talents have matured like fine wine over the years, and will appeal to most fans of neo-prog, though I find it a little colder emotionally speaking than Evening Games.
 Evening Games by SATELLITE album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.80 | 146 ratings

BUY
Evening Games
Satellite Neo-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Satellite's debut album had a really great cover but musically speaking was somewhat average; their second album, Evening Games, has a completely atrocious cover (seriously, what is it with bands accepting miserably poor CGI when an amateur DeviantArt artist could do better for cheaper?) but musically speaking is a substantial improvement. The balance this time has swung more towards the band's symphonic and neo-prog side and less towards the spacey, ambient, almost dance music-inspired rhythms that underpinned the previous album (though they are still present here and there), and on the whole the mixture is far more successful this time around. Those who miss the old classic Collage sound will find it alive and well here.
 A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset by SATELLITE album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.87 | 192 ratings

BUY
A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset
Satellite Neo-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

3 stars The prospect of a spiritual successor band to Collage, one of the absolute greats of the Polish neo-prog scene, is surely enough to make any neo fan excited. As it stands, though, Satellite's debut album shows potential but does not quite live up to it to my ears.The interesting experiment of having dance music rhythms underpin a lot of the songs (there's even a song with preprogrammed drums) with neo-progish keyboard and guitar solos over the top was probably worth a try, but here at least they don't quite mesh into a coherent whole. Still, the Mark Wilkinson cover art (which seems to be his take on the cover to Neil Young's Trans) is a nice touch.
 Evening Games by SATELLITE album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.80 | 146 ratings

BUY
Evening Games
Satellite Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Two years after their beautiful debut, Satellite return with a second album but without Mirek Gil on board, who went on to form Believe.Absent in the line-up is also bassist Przemek Zawadzki.They were replaced by bassist Piort Zaczek, while Sarhan took over both lead and rhythm guitars.''Evening games'' was released again on Metal Mind Records and became one of the most succesful rock albums in Poland.

And not just accidentally, as this one is an album that defines what modern Polish Prog is all about with Satellite's sound being synonymous to the term.The great 17-min. eponymous opener is propably the perfect example of this style.A mix of contemporary Symphonic Rock, COLLAGE-styled Neo Prog and Psych/Ambient/Space Rock, where power meets softness and roughness gives its place to delicacy.The rest of the album is certainly defined by this description.An album full of sudden breaks but always based in melody, where deep atmosphere is the undisputed king.Smooth parts with light guitars, sensitive warm vocal lines and soft piano burst radically into dynamic passages with powerful solos, grandiose keyboards and a symphonic attitude.And a big part of Satellite's sound is the alternation between normal and distorted vocals, the constant use of sound effects and the careful use of analog keyboards as well like organ and mellotron.The electric guitars have an evident PINK FLOYD vibe, especially in the solo parts, while COLLAGE's ghost seems to be all over the place due to the high quality of the musicianship, characterized by the grandiose synths, the elegant vocals of Amirian and the light symphonic sound.

Another huge album by this excellent Polish band, maybe a little better compared to their debut.Contemporary prog means ''Evening games'' to me and the album comes as an essential addition to any collection of a decent prog fan...4.5 stars.

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 — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives