new album, “Man Made machine” is a dark and strange sounding
combination of diverse styles that are deeply rooted in progressive
rock. The band’s core of Niclas Flinck (Vocals) and Carl Westholm
(Piano, keyboards) has known each other for 20 years now and has
previously played together in various groups.
Made Machine” is their third album. Their first two was
“Carptree” (2001) and “Superhero” (2003). The keyboards of
Carl Westholm dominate the sound of Carptree, so it’s not an easy
album to listen to, especially because most of the songs are rather
"strange" in my opinion.
greatest musical influence could very well be Genesis, and can’t say
I’m the biggest fan of Genesis. Most of the songs tend to be very
boring even after 5-6 spins in my CD-player. – I really miss some
variety. Most of the songs here sound the same to me. They are all in
the same tempo (slow). I can’t say that Progressive Rock is my
strongest side so maybe it’s just me being unfair, but I don’t
find this kind of music especially interesting, but if Progressive
Rock is your thing, give this album a chance.
tracks: “Titans Clash Aggressively to Keep an Even Score”.