Review by The Jester — Barock Project is an Italian quartet that has been active for almost a decade, during which, they
released five studio and one live albums. What they are trying to do is, to play modern Progressive
Rock with elements of Barock music, which sounds like a good idea. All their albums seem to be
equally good, with just a few ups and downs.
I learned about them with their previous work 'Skyline', and I must say that I was pleased with it.
Detachment follows the path of Skyline, but it is slightly better in my opinion. The production is
very good once more, and the songwriting is very 'mature'. It includes 13 tracks, and has a total
running time of 75 minutes.
Here, you can find very beautiful and soft melodies mixed with some complex compositions, and an
overall excellent musicianship. All the members of the band are very good musicians, and that is
obvious throughout the album. As for the leading instruments, I would say that both guitar and piano
are equally important here. Also, the vocals are in English, which is positive.
Very pleasant surprise was the addition of Peter Jones as guest singer, who is participating in 2
songs; both of them beautiful ones.
I didn't have the time to 'digest' the album yet, but based upon the first 3 listenings, I must
say that it is a very good and well-made album, that definitely deserves attention. I believe each
person who is fond of Progressive Rock, modern or not, will find some songs that he/she will like.
As for me, the first songs I noticed immediately, are: Broken, Happy to See You and Rescue Me
mostly, followed by Alone.