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DIMENSIONAUT

Sound Of Contact

 

Crossover Prog

3.79 | 184 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
2 stars "Dimensionaut" by the Multi-national group Sound of Contact from 2013 was next album to hear, enjoy and review. It has a long play time and a very blue cover picture of a man walking on the group and a metal formation of eternity flies in the sky.

I like three or four songs on this album but unfortunately it's not especially much more than that. I have good things to say about the album, it's not totally bad so in usual order I will start with what's good. I can also say that it is the group's debut record and it features Simon Collins on drums and vocals(yes it's Phil's son), Dave Kerzner on keys, Kelly Nordstrom on guitars and bass and Matt Dorsey on guitars and bass. The album consists of twelve tracks of which two has a short lenght and one a very long.

I like the entering track "Sound of Contact" with a vocals repetation which people fond of Yes' music will recognize. It envolves to "Cosmic Distance Ladder", an instrumental song which is the album's second best. I like the driving guitars and the partial speed. In some aspects Sound of Contract succeeds to make a symphonic sound. There are referencies to prog giants such as already mentioned Yes and also Pink Floyd(screaming woman-voices on track 9) and one of the best things with this record is the competent vocalist. Simon Collins' voice is similar to Phil Collins but I can also hear something of Peter Gabriel in the best song: "Remote View" which I love. But I think his voice could have been used on better material.

Such as prog bands uses to do, they play a very long song in the end of this record. My opinion about that track is unfortunately negative. I don't get what's epic with that. Most of the album's tracks are very lame and I think many pop songs would be more interesting. As I use to think, this could have been better with a smaller format of time. I get what could be considered okey but not according to me. Could have been three stars but when these sounds couln't give me emotional contact I can't give more than two. Best tracks: "Remote view"(8/10), "Cosmic distance ladder"(7/10), "Omega point"(6/10) and "Sound of Contact"(6/10). The others got 4 to 5 points of 10 each.

DrömmarenAdrian | 2/5 |

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