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THE GAP

Clepsydra

 

Neo-Prog

3.70 | 38 ratings

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alainPP
4 stars 18 ... yes 18 years we expect the new album CLEPSYDRA, well here it is "The Gap". There was a silence of 14 years from the last album in 2001 "Alone" and their performance at Rosfest in 2014 and out of the box "3654 Days" which included the first 4 albums remastered with bonus Galileo Records in 2014. Even if there was talk of a new album at that time ... it will wait another 4 years before you see it happen! I am the group since "More Grains Of Sand" by 94 and it fell in the same year of the beginning of the program profile. So just imagine ... for me it was a heart stroke and the opening track of the album 'The First Grain' was the theme of our program for a year and during their visit to Quebec in 1997 to Progest bar D'Auteuil. I had the pleasure of receiving CERULLI Marco & Andy THOMMEN to my record shop 'ProgFusion "for an interview that aired on the show Profile (Crossing Jordan photo). Great memories, then you will understand the interest I have for this group and the release of the new album "The Gap"!

In 2014, during their visit to RosFest CERULLI Marco (Guitar) & Andy THOMMEN (Bass) was present. Marco left and replaced by Luigi Biamino & Andy left for other projects and replaced (or return) by Nicola De Vita who was there for the album "Alone" in 2001. Since the beginning Clepsydra changed 3 times with guitarists from the excellent Lele HOFMANN (Shakary) who played on the first two albums (91 & 94), Marco CERULLI the following 2 (97 & 2001). And now Luigi Biamino and as we know the importance of the guitar in the band's music, we ask all the time when there are changes ... how it will sound! Be reassure that Luigi did a masterful job with a slightly different sound, rhythm a little heavier with tasty guitar solo time. You're going to realize from the first song 'When The Bells Ringing Started' when the guitar embarks on a heavier sound, we are surprised and excited at the same time! One of the most beautiful compositions that Clepsydra has written to date, and that says it all because they have a lot! The other important point in the music of the band is singing well and do not fear because ailliez Aluisio MAGGINI has not lost its charm ... his voice is still beautiful, powerful and melodic. We must listen to 'You' between another to realize that he has not lost his voice and tell yourself that this is how the whole disc. Keyboards plies are both at their volatile or planing and rhythmic accompanied it all very nicely. Another piece to note is 'Millenium'. Magnificent ! One of the most beautiful compositions that Clepsydra has written to date, and that says it all because they have a lot! The other important point in the music of the band is singing well and do not fear because ailliez Aluisio MAGGINI has not lost its charm ... his voice is still beautiful, powerful and melodic. We must listen to 'You' between another to realize that he has not lost his voice and tell yourself that this is how the whole disc. Keyboards plies are both at their volatile or planing and rhythmic accompanied it all very nicely. Another piece to note is 'Millenium'. Magnificent ! One of the most beautiful compositions that Clepsydra has written to date, and that says it all because they have a lot! The other important point in the music of the band is singing well and do not fear because ailliez Aluisio MAGGINI has not lost its charm ... his voice is still beautiful, powerful and melodic. We must listen to 'You' between another to realize that he has not lost his voice and tell yourself that this is how the whole disc. Keyboards plies are both at their volatile or planing and rhythmic accompanied it all very nicely. Another piece to note is 'Millenium'. Magnificent ! powerful and melodic. We must listen to 'You' between another to realize that he has not lost his voice and tell yourself that this is how the whole disc. Keyboards plies are both at their volatile or planing and rhythmic accompanied it all very nicely. Another piece to note is 'Millenium'. Magnificent ! powerful and melodic. We must listen to 'You' between another to realize that he has not lost his voice and tell yourself that this is how the whole disc. Keyboards plies are both at their volatile or planing and rhythmic accompanied it all very nicely. Another piece to note is 'Millenium'. Magnificent !

Without a detailed each title to, after 4 consecutive plays, I must admit that no parts are disappointed me, because after 18 years of waiting, it often sets the bar high as auditor and sometimes we is disappointed. And this is not the case here. It runs alone and 62 min. that takes the album goes to a torrid pace. Plus, excellent production! The wait has not been luck, it's hard-CLEPSYDRA, quality Neo-Prog, always with a style of their own. Yes I admit, I was sold in advance, and my expectations were high. The new album "The Gap" handily pass and will be considered in my end of year tops! Fans of CLEPYDRA ... immerse eyes closed!

alainPP | 4/5 |

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