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Sparkle In Grey


Post Rock/Math rock

4.00 | 7 ratings

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4 stars -(This review was written before PA changed Sparkle in Grey from Progressive Electronic to Post Rock/Math Rock.)

Progressive Post-Math/Rock, Eclectic , RiO/AV, Rock Progressivo Italiano and Krautrock with touches of Prog/Electronics (CROSSOVER all in all!). With a subtle political/ecological posture !

Yes! All that happens here, not during the whole album, but in each song! Every second counts, every possible development of a musical structure is explored, without shame and opposite to that with a poignant "punk-like" and "focused experimentation" attitude in their performance and songwriting respectively. These all adds up to the frantic intensity, which wraps you up to high peaks, just to let you "sweet-downfall" from there, to be caught again and again until you are already hooked on and delighted.

Italian progressive band SPARKLE in GREY's, 2013, "Thurdsday Evening" , again, has one of the most deceiving, misleading and un-market wise art/covers one could choose to use with this kind of music. Instead of pointing out more or less as to what really is going on inside this marvel, it LOOKS like an 80's art/cover for a "disco" collection. Deceiving, but unimportant, once you are caught inside.

Again as in their previous effort, the strings (violin) have a prominent place in settling up the more touching and heartfelt moments and also again the "electronics" are just an average part of this effort (not counting that it was "electronically recorded" as any other record, but those were nott mashed up in this category, as the untaggable Sparkle in Grey music is).

Bold, energetic, dynamic, creative, diverse, original and above all masterfully unpretentious!

Sparkle in Grey, sparkles also in high musical artistry.

****4.5 "evolving their sound to new heights" PA stars!

PD: Remember not exactly prog/electronic. In fact everything else and then that!

admireArt | 4/5 |


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