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5 stars What a terrific soundscape.

An Israeli combo TELIOF's debut album "Is It?" has been released in 2008 as one of amazing stuffs all over the progressive rock world. It's apparent they've got extremely influenced by 70s British progressive rock especially Genesis or Earth & Fire (as for the latter, through the second track "Die For Us" we can hear their chorus texture obviously like "Song Of The Marching Children"), but crazy amazingly they should not play tiny imitation nor simple mixture of the pioneers.

Their complicated melodic structure blended with pop and catchy nuance sounds quite serious but charming. Such a fascinating phenomenon can be directly heard in the first track "They Believe We Exist" ... where we can accept easily and enjoyably what they've launched cynically, violently and weirdly. The female voices based upon fine male chorus are clearly delightful. we should get immersed into their sound kaleidoscope created, crystallized with all instruments (especially the electric piano) as a sound chaser, and get drenched in their energetic sound magma.

The third (and the longest) track "It Is" suite is kinda theatrical architecture. Easily able to imagine they have played fully with hope and relax in a studio. It's surprising every single member and instrument explodes forward his/her/its attitude and intention. No part cannot be beaten by other ones, and all are harmonized and synchronized perfectly. And another interest is that there is little minor key nor negative atmosphere all over the suite. Of our comfort are tremendously fine, fantastic melodic / sound footsteps from the beginning until the end. Yes 24 minutes will go away from our ear soon. Even the last two short tracks are sorta killers seasoned with incredible instrumental spices like violin madness or saxophone drone.

We can send them ungrudging admiration, the loudest applause via such a stimulating sound elegance definitely.

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |


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