Magic Pie has become a household name for prog fans around the world with their blend of classic prog and 70’s hard rock inspired by bands such as Dream Theater, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Kansas, Deep Purple, Yes, etc.
Fronted by band leader and guitar maestro Kim Stenberg, the band are known for their epic, energetic, melodic and sometimes heavy prog rock with splendid vocal harmonies and great musicianship.
Fragments of the 5th Element is Magic Pie’s long awaited 5th album, made up from 5 tracks showcasing the band’s very diverse influences. On this record, they have tried to steer clear of the sterile perfection which modern prog bands have a tendency to get caught up in – and have gone for a slightly more unpolished sound, a bit rough in the edges. A little more ‘bite’.
From the bombastic and genre-defying opener “The Man Who Had It All” to the epic 23 minute album closed “The Hedonist”, this album has Magic Pie firing on all cylinders! It’s safe to say that it has definitely been worth the wait.
– Motions of Desire (2005)
– Circus Of Life (2007)
– The Suffering Joy (2011)
– King for a Day (2015)
– Fragments of the 5th Element (2019)
“Magic Pie make all the right noises; most prominently, Genesis pastorale, Van der Graaf drama and Yes-style harmony blankets – often all in one song. The Pie’s most personally unique feature’s are Stenberg’s squalling axe filling every available crevice and Hauksson’s fixation with delivering a pitch-perfect Bowie.”Prog Magazine