June 30, 2020

McStine & Minnemann: McStine & Minnemann

Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance) and Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats) recorded their collaborative album in fits and starts over between October 2019 and March 2020. Both are A-list players in the prog scene and McStine & Minnemann lives up to the expectations mostly, but some of the material feels a bit crowded, which is likely op happen when two multi-instrumentalists are egging each other on.

When everything does fall into place, the results are top-shelf: Program celebrating and showing concern about modern day technology, the good-humoured horror in Fly and the dark love song - ELO meets metal - Voyager. On the downside they are tracks like the cheesy Your Offenses and the run of the mill attempt at an anthem Tear The Walls Down (No Memories), a song with a couple sections that sound more am assemblage of loose ends. As a whole McStine & Minnemann is not a bad album, but it lacks consistency.

McStine & Minnemann is a self-released album. Buy it from their website (CD, digital), Limited vinyl (100 copies) via Diggers Factory .

Tracks:
  1. Program
  2. Falling From Grace
  3. Your Offenses
  4. Catrina
  5. Top Of The Bucket
  6. Tear The Walls Down (No Memories)
  7. Fly
  8. Activate
  9. The Closer
  10. Voyager

» mcstineminnemann.com

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