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SQUARE THE CIRCLE

Triangle

 

Neo-Prog

4.17 | 48 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars 3.5 stars actually...

A mysterious Dutch band with a great and obscure debut.TRIANGLE were formed in 1993 and recorded a number of demos,while being an underground band for almost 7 years.This period would end by the millenium's dawn,when they released their official debut ''Square the circle'' through Zizania label...

...and this is one of the darkest releases ever to be presented by a band,falling generally into the neo progressive rock category.Four out of seven tracks are over 10 minutes,showing that this is a band,who want to develop their ideas.''Square the circle'' is split between demanding instrumental parts,based on soaring guitars and atmospheric keyboards and vocal-led more smooth parts,which contain an obvious dark feeling.This comes as a result of the expressive singing of Martijn Paasschens,the slow-tempo keyboards and the slightly FRIPP-ian guitar work of Roland van der Stoep.Things get even more serious and attractive through the complicated instrumental parts,dominated by the strong guitar melodies,the superb deep bass work and the dramatic symphonic keyboards (mainly synths),which really lead to a fantastic musical combination.Everything in this work shows a band with maturity and incredible talent!Only comparable to COLLAGE or maybe SAENS in terms of complexity,''Square the circle'' by TRIANGLE is a work only for those who like to experience true musical adventures.Strongly recommended!

apps79 | 3/5 |

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