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DEEP SPACE EIGHT

Loonypark

Crossover Prog


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3.44 | 24 ratings | 2 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2019

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. We Don't Wanna Die (5:27)
2. The Space Between Us (4:39)
3. Timelines (5:09)
4. Believe (5:18)
5. Little Girl (5:24)
6. Are We Alone? (4:45)
7. Afraid of Tomorrow (6:09)
8. Odyssey (6:57)

Total Time 43:48

Line-up / Musicians

- Magda Grodecka / vocals
- Krzysztof Lepiarczyk / keyboards
- Piotr Grodecki / guitars, contrabass, banjo
- Piotr Lipka / bass
- Grzegorz Fieber / drums

Releases information

Label: Lynx Music
Format: CD, Digital
April 4, 2019

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LOONYPARK Deep Space Eight ratings distribution


3.44
(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
12%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
46%
Good, but non-essential (29%)
29%
Collectors/fans only (12%)
12%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

LOONYPARK Deep Space Eight reviews


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Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover Team
3 stars I don't know what happened between 2016's 'Perpetual' and 2019's Deep Space Eight', but there has been a major change in the band as singer Sabina Godula-Zając is no longer involved (although she did write the lyrics to all the songs), and she has been replaced by Magda Grodecka. Magda has a quite different approach, as well as a lighter and higher vocal style. This means she is quite happy to throw her voice up and for the music underneath to be almost pedestrian at times. While she is a superb singer, I did find myself wondering what the band are trying to achieve here as overall this is more basic than I have come to expect from the band, and given this is their fifth album they should be moving forward as opposed to working out what it is they need to do.

As always, the piano of Krzysztof Lepiarczyk has a major part to play, but I found myself wishing that guitarist Piotr Grodecki was allowed to stretch his wings as opposed to having them clipped. This album finds the band moving more to AOR-inspired melodic rock with the occasional nod towards progressive rock as opposed to being firmly within the genre and looking out, and the album suffers because of it. Although the vocals are riveting, and I really enjoyed hearing them (and I know we will hear a lot more from Magda in the future in one form or another), there are times during the album when I was simply bored.

Loonypark need to have a serious think about where they go from here, as while I thought 'Unbroken Spirit' was a great album, 'Perpetual' wasn't quite as good, and 'Deep Space Eight' isn't quite as good as that, so they need to do something significant. Will they?

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4 stars LOONYPARK is a Polish group working since 2007 in the progressive space with a crossover trend. This is their 5th album with magda GRODECKA again on vocals, Piotr GRODECKI on guitar, Piotr LIPKA on bass, Grzegorz FIEBER on drums and Krzysztof LEPIARCZYK on synths. Many come from the group METEO ... (read more)

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