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3.96 | 7 ratings | 1 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2022

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sunrise (4:37)
2. The Maze (10:02)
3. This Bird (5:59)
4. Light Beam (3:10)
5. Dead Silence (5:41)
6. Islands (10:47)
7. Illusions (5:22)
8. Getting Out of the Maze (5:40)
9. Sunset (3:45)

Total Time 55:03

Line-up / Musicians

- Marcin Pajak / vocals, guitars
- Piotr Sitkowski / keyboards
- Wiktor Świerczek / saxophone
- Wojciech Gulis / bass
- Piotr V.Gawlik / drums
- Marek Smok Rajss / percussion

Releases information

Format: Digital
October 21, 2022

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MARCIN PAJAK The Maze ratings distribution

(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(57%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
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Review by DamoXt7942
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4 stars Marcin is back with a brilliant diverse album.

"The Maze" was released in October 2022 as Marcin's fifth studio-based album. The sleeve pic, where a lonely guy standing on a maze complication is drawn, is pretty mysterious and enchanting. The content veiled in the sleeve is also well-balanced and well-matured. There are some moments poppy / catchy (e.g. the titled song) or authentic hard-rock- ish (e.g. "This Bird", "Dead Silence"), but Marcin makes incredible efforts to launch colourful melodic / instrumental variations. It makes sense that almost all of the instruments should be played by Marcin himself and his great ability, activity, and especially creativity works broadly in this opus.

The first strike "Sunrise" consists of mellow, gorgeous, auroral keyboard works. The track filled with calmness and fantasy should stabilize you as a decent opening. The following titled track is slightly too catchy and ordinary for Neo Symphonic but it's not bad fully due to Marcin's aromatic soulful elements. "Light Beam" is one of my favourite tracks. Such an innovative song is full of ethnic, oriental atmosphere and mystic, magical texture. You can mention that Marcin's fantastic fundamental musical essence is stuffed into the stuff. In "Dean Silence", as mentioned above, very good are strict, sincere hardrock-y guitar performances and uptempo variable saxophone appearances. Through "Islands" you can enjoy beautiful melody lines, vivacious percussive vibes, and excellent combinations of passionate guitar shouts and elegant keyboard fantasies. Guess "Getting Out Of The Maze" would express something like eternal loneliness and sorrowfulness around the guy who strayed into the maze. Some tragic air can be felt via this opus ... at least for me. The last "Sunset" is fruity and flavourful, featuring phantasmagoric jazzy saxophone plays and bright cozy percussion sounds. Such a relaxing movement launched via his instruments is charming really.

This is kinda enjoyable creation in any case.

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