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ALMOST HUMAN

Sensitive To Light

 

Symphonic Prog

2.94 | 12 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer
3 stars I should say I wasn't too thrilled about this band when I heard about it, because it was a side project by Vynce Leff, from Saens. And since I really don't like Saens at all I was doubting this one would be fo any interest for me. But I decided to give it a shot and I was quite surprised how good it was. The concept of a fairy tale story like Pinocchio as a guideline for a prog album seems odd, but somehow it works here.

First of all I found the music of Almost Human to be much more melodic, coherent and focused than anything I ever heard from Saens. Ok, the general sound is still reminiscent of that band but in a much better way. The main influences are still King Crimson and Yes, with some jazz and Avant Guard here and there, but instead of the very chaotic and often pointless hermetic sounds Of Saens, the melodies here are great and the hooks work. Jenny Lewis has an excellent voice for this style of music and blends very well with Vince's when he sings some parts. All musicians are skillful and the arrangements are quite well done, without much overdoing (again unlike Leff's other band).

The production is very good also. The music is Symphonic rock for sure, and quite unique in its way. Maybe not for everyone's taste, but still interesting, bold and well done. If you're looking for something different but not too far out, I recommend this CD. Another good surprise from France. My rating: 3,5 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |

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