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Violet District



3.00 | 23 ratings

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2 stars When you listen to this CD, there are undeniable connections with RPWL of course. Two band members form Violet District will actually found RPWL several years after the disbanding of Violet District. These were the lead guitarist and vocalist Karlheinz Wallner (the W from RPWL) and the bassist Chris Postl (his L counterpart).

Same Floydian influences (Gilmour era), nice vocal melodies and strong instrumental parts are a pleasant combination and should ensure an enjoyable listening to some neo-prog lovers.

On the other hand, there are not too many songs to write home about. The band tries to combine spacey mood with pure neo-prog sounds (Assurance) and Karlheinz is performing some very good guitar breaks (like he will use to do in RPWL as well) but these are too scarce to make this offering a good album.

Some tracks above the general level ? Anguishes Of A Scoundrel with its fully Wright oriented keyboards and the short and melodic Together We Fall.

The worst one? No doubt : Hommage To The Irretrievably Lost. It should have remained lost.

There is one highlight on this album. The long (over twelve minutes) and closing number Down & Away. Fully Floydian and bombastic, it also features the best guitar work of this album. A very good song by all means.

My rating is five out of ten, but raising it to three stars would be exaggerated.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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