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LIFESIGNS

Lifesigns

 

Neo-Prog

3.89 | 177 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
3 stars Lifesigns is a Brittish prog band lead by the keyboard player John Young and the process for making this album has been going on since 2008 but it lasted til 2013 to finally release it. Young sings and playes keyboard. Nick Beggs is the bass, stick and choir man and Martin Frosty Beedle is the drummer doy in this man. I was curious to review this album which has been said to be great. The cover is nice and very English, which is never wrong, but perhaps not very artistic. The lasting time is 53 minutes and I read that even Steve Hackett, Thijs van Leer, Jakko Jakszyk and Robin Bould contribute as guesty, I don't know when.

I don't find Lifesigns music especially spectacular. The play a quite symphonic, but not progressive, pop rock. Partially I consider it interesting to listen to, but after three listenings I wouldn't say I like it very much. The absolutely best part here is "Carousel"(8/10), the last track, which is almost lovely. What I like most here is the similarity I think I've got from Camel's Snow Goose. A reappearing theme, lead by a flute, makes the powerful dream come true and I also think the singer is competent, though not very unique. "At the end of the world" is heavy and I like the pointed title sung some times, but it's a little too mainstream(6/10). The same with "Fridge full of Stars"(6/10) which good thing is a nice flute part in the middle, and the instrumentation is good. The lyrics is quite similar with Yes' "Yours is no disgrace". Also "Lighthouse"(6/10) is partially sophisticated but principally vague. The least interesting thing is "Telephone" which I would give(5/10). Hear I think the singer's voice is similar to BigBigTrain's.

I think Lifesigns should have done more songs like "Carousel" but I am not the man to decide what they should do. The time widths were progy but for me this was really too ingratiating. I will give it three stars!

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |

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