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HAWAII

Aisles

 

Neo-Prog

3.95 | 59 ratings

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Rivertree
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5 stars Well, already three albums in the back since 2005, the band knows how to make it big! Hence they decided to publish the shiny gem (and title track?) Club Hawaii as an initial appetizer, some weeks prior to the officially scheduled release date. The song features versatile vocal moves by Sebastian Vergara, where I was at first inclined to think of more than one lead singer in a row. Yeah, that surely will make you hungry for more!

In November 2015 they went to a local beach house, spent a week together, writing music the whole time. It must have been an amazing experience for them, with the final result of this successful double LP resp. CD. Obviously designed as a concept album "all the music was written with our hearts and minds, set on the idea of these human colonies - a small group of people who are able to preserve some of the heritage of mankind after earth is destroyed".

Mysterious business this, contradictive, so much lovely music dedicated to such a catastrophe? For example practically set into operation on Year One? Sorry, I know, I'm sure, this is placed as a warning to the human race, and all that is more than necessary, so much the more it's pointing to a direct duty. Hereby I really don't know what meaning the label 'Hawaii' bears for them, either within the current context, or even in a wider sense, since they already had a single named like this on their 2009 album 'In Sudden Walks'.

Okay, it's time to leave this highly speculative territory, while concentrating on the most significant, what we're able to hear. At first, the sound mix is out of the question, perfect! What also strikes overall are the fine (eclectic) touches due to the tricky implementation, which will unlock its potential after several rounds well and truly. In general, as this is offered like a concept album, it's recommended to listen in one go. Alternatively, if you will pick up some excerpts explicitly, this won't evoke a problem neither.

Just por ejemplo to notice the terrific CH-7, I'm really flabbergasted! Twelve and a half minutes of real beauty! However, this is also accurate regarding the whole production in principle. And so, consequently, AISLES are another strong contender for a 2016 Prog Award of course. Issued via Presagio Records 'Hawaii' is a very entertaining blend of neo and art rock, which I would mark as a real breakthrough, at least their best (so far) with ease. 4.5 stars, with conceivable tendency to a masterpiece ... time will tell.

Rivertree | 5/5 |

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