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5 stars Thomas Thielen, alias "T", published by his 7th album after published before in SCYTHE two other albums. This poly-multi-instrumentalist who began with the synth and piano and finished his musical initiation by the guitar had seduced me in 2010 with "Anti-Matter Poetry" in its ambient prog hovering a little melancholy. I had found more or less distant similarities with Marillion Hogarth era with PORCUPINE TREE for his long tirades drawer and GAZPACHO for sound and the flights, the many breaks, finally with SAVIOR MACHINE for chained titles and phrases sung . But what had struck me most was this mineral voice a little to GABRIEL, over the HOGARTH and especially to BOWIE! In this album, it is about exploring a musical novel about the dream of his life in 3 parts, it represents the last triptych; it is also to listen to a deal with the following chapters 7 to 9! To this end, considering himself as an average musician is with sound textures, moods, atmospheres and recurring melodies resonating he tried to innovate in its last record!

At the stock level, the 3 chapters consist of 7 tracks including "The End of Always" is the start with sound effects SF to "Planet Claire" from the beginning and this beautiful bewitching voice of Thomas; Note to 5'50 '' a little retro effect with jerky recording, sax break with pace and jazzy note to end all sprinkled with a vibrant and confusing sound effect. "That Thought You Lost at Home" from him directly on a cut and paste of what can GAZPACHO at his best level instrumentation and atmosphere is symphonic, it's still intimate with sound breaks and passages calm followed almost too weak crescendos at the limit of spleen, splendid! Connects "A Haunted Ghost" more orchestral again Yet the recognizable voice packed with emotion (close our eyes and we hear Thomas BOWIE !!) and progressive passages with piano, distant voice and sudden increase in sound and voice growing strident guitar solos for recalling here post rock or MONO GOD IS aN ASTRONAUT, the final out a guitar solo ROTHERIEN! "Lifeoscopy" here offers a single-phrased voice to the SAVIOR MACHINE or ALICE IN CHAINS for a short title, a little SIGUR ROS or SYLVAN'S for voice and another superb guitar solo transcended by a battery present more acoustic. "Laughter's Cold Remains" comes attached to a symphonic piece, religious or military but also melancholy, here we share the universe of "Brave" MARILLION always with a voice level redundancy and instrumentation for successive breaks that intoxicate. Note in this regard his voice modulating between Bowie and HOGARTH. Finally comes the "Chapter Nine" the most intense, the most successful in my opinion with "When We Were Us" feature and the voice of Thomas, a syncopated drums and sheets of chopped keyboards (one arrives at the goldsmith there!) ; a break with voiceover on memories of the 2nd World War and jazzy notes, followed by other more or crimsoniennes wilsonniennes, take us to the sounds of ANGLAGARD ANEKDOTEN see is that it is varied and it touches on lots of groups! I hear even low to JOE JACKSON at a time, a sign that we are dealing with a real prog crucible here; limit the angelic voice comes back meaning to a final explosive bringing de facto "Beyond the Dark" even darker. Here, it seems to have a bit of all the trends of the album, so the GAZPACHO but with an intimate atmosphere MARILLION was a beautiful ride to a final beginning about 6 minutes with solo limit gilmourien in two stages and a final dark, where cries of "Nazgul" come tickle your ear.

Well, it stamped prog disk, there's no picture, one might say! it all was to leave, soft atmospheres with crescendo of intimate atmospheres with explosion of voices and solos, we have breaks to disturb our ears and look for original sounds were the atmospheric rock hovering loaded spleen, melancholy sensibility and where emotion seems to revive the turning of a title. It is both soft and bright, sad and haunting, dynamic and intimate, fresh and lively, a culinary fresco in some way with this menu which may be in the best of 2019. Finally, T surrounds musicians for concerts, but in the studio it is from him that the notes come out and that I'm still not back!

alainPP | 5/5 |


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