All I Am Is of My Own Making is the second release by prog band Mogador. This album runs on catchy riffs and uplifting vocals by Luca Briccola and Richard George Allen, respectively. Also, Marco Bonetti, who plays both soprano and tenor sax, makes a guest appearance on "All I Am Is of My Own Making", which adds a jazzier taste to the end of the album.
Mogador, first off, is a fantastic band that is capable of playing many styles within both the prog and rock spectrum. "Unexpectedly, Friday" is a great example of this because it starts out not very progressive then gets more progressive as it gets further into the song. By the end it becomes almost a Pain of Salvation-like outro which is really cool, and has some really good guitar riffs by Luca Briccola. Another good thing about this album is the variety of instruments played here. Not only are there guitars and a bass, but there's also very nice orchestration and the addition of a flute on some songs.
For the most part this album is straightforward progressive rock, but the last song proves different from the rest. The title track is very different from the rest of the album for the main fact that it is very laid back. Also, it is almost pop sounding too, but that's okay because it is still a really good song. Featuring Marco Bonetti on sax, and much slower guitar riffs this song is a great wind down to the album. The choruses are also very good and this is perhaps my favorite on the album. The production of this album is pretty standard with everything you've come to expect from modern prog.
Overall I really enjoyed this album, and I'm sure many other prog fans will too. Featuring great musicianship from everyone involved this album was great to listen too and had many memorable riffs and choruses. Overall Mogador gets 3.5 stars for their second release.
1.Unexpectedly, Friday (3:19)
2. Deep In Trouble Deep (4:49)
3. Panic! (6:18)
4. So Cold (2:13)
5. One Day (5:40)
6. Sweet Liberty (6:24)
7. Homely Smells Again (6:25)
8. A New Beginning (4:59)
9. All I Am Is Of My Own MaKing (5:45)