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Sound Of Contact


Crossover Prog

3.76 | 221 ratings

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5 stars I just had to write a review for this album! Over the past few years I have heard many Prog albums that I have enjoyed, and many more that have the same 'progressive' sound regurgitated over and over again - mostly forgettable and weak imitations of bands that did it much better. I have been a subscriber to Prog Magazine since it started, and ploughed through the sample disks with the occasional track drawing me to flavour a whole album, but most of them leave me wondering how there is apparently a 'Prog revival'. A few months back while listening to one of these CD's I came across a track by Sound of Contact called 'Pale Blue Dot', and initially I thought it was pretty good. Then as my working day progressed (nice pun there) I still have it rattling around in my head, over and over again. That night I was straight online to sample some more of the album , and then purchase it. Dimensionaut is quite simply the best Prog album of recent years. It has more than a hint of Genesis, a dosage of Floyd, and a large chunk of Devin Townsend in one of his mellower moods. Yes, Simon does sound like Phil - but this is no imitation of his fathers works. The whole album is quite simply fantastic, beginning to end. I read some people on here taking a dislike to some of the 'poppier' parts of the album, but I think they blend seamlessly with the heavier moments and what you get is a rollercoaster of an album that does not have boring moments, and entertains throughout. If you are into Prog music you really REALLY must purchase this album. It really is that good, and the Prog resurgence might just be more than a retro fad if bands start churning out stuff like this. Another Album I rate highly is Mystery's 'The World Is a Game'. This is the future of Prog. Simon and the rest of the band, I salute you. You have created the most exciting and complete Prog album for me for many years. Now get your arses back in the studio because I cannot wait to hear whats next!
Kevman28 | 5/5 |


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