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SECOND SOUND

Druckfarben

 

Symphonic Prog

3.87 | 101 ratings

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buddyblueyes
5 stars "No... not Drunk & Fartin'!'

A friend asked what I was listening to this week. I said Druckfarben, to which he replied, "Drunk & Fartin'? That's a fun name!"

Not the best of band names this week, this reviewer explored both Pervy Perkins release and Canadian band, Druckfarben's latest offering. Pervy has been receiving high praise on this site. Druckfarben is flying, more-or-less, under the radar. In short, this reviewer was expecting a lot more from Pervy Perkins. Druckfarben, however, was like seeing a movie in the cheap theater on a rainy Sunday afternoon cause there's nothing better to do, only to have your world rocked, like you're the lead singer of My Darkest Days on the set of shooting "Porn Star Dancin."

Druckfarben is a raging alchemy of Yes, Rush, Spock's Beard and perhaps a twidge of Dixie Dregs (before you gasp with disagreement, listen to the violin part on "Dandelion" or the epic "Second Sound") with really exciting performances by all the musicians. Straight from the first notes on the album you will be lured with twisty song structures and prog-riddled ear candy. Will Hare's keyboard work is stellar and may be up there with Lalle Larsson and Ryo Okumoto. The vocalist, Phil Naro, may draw comparisons to Jon Anderson, (especially during the harmonies) or Benoit David from Mystery, but Phil's voice is still his own and he has some really playful lyrics and phrasings to work with. The melody lines in the song "Liberated Dream" are brain worms that will require the surgeon of time to put in some seriously long hours to fully amputate. The bass work has some Geddy influence, especially at the end of that song. This reviewer found the whole album to be delightfully entertaining, never dull, and chuck full of charisma. The production and recording is splendid with a very polished sheen. Pro... all the way.

If you feel like you're getting too old for the "Metal" of Dream Theater and want to rock without the ear bleed, this is your band. If you always wished Rush didn't fall into the blues rock vein of recent, then this is your band. If you don't understand why people like Yes, because you were never around during that time period, but want a Yes for this generation, then here it is. Bon appetite! This reviewer is a little shocked why Druckfarben haven't been getting more attention on this site especially after reading about the band's background and history. Quite the sum of their individual experiences! Prog on Druckfarben, you have much to be proud of!

This reviewers contender for Prog Album Of The Year.

buddyblueyes | 5/5 |

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