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Red Sand



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4 stars Review #10

Today I would like to introduce the Canadian Neo-Prog band "Red Sand", who present with their meanwhile ninth album "Crush The Seed" an exciting work, which made me think. But more about that later...

Die-hard Marillion fans of the Fish era will possibly know the band, since the basic character of the music of Red Sand was strongly influenced by this phase for a long time, as for example on their first album "Mirror Of Insanity" from 2004. On "Crush The Seed'', however, you can hear something of this only to a limited extent - rather, this time the band moves in an authentic way in the musical field of "Pink Floyd''.

Three musicians are significantly involved in this sound: First, the singer Steff Dorval, who brings a lot of melancholy into the pieces with his fragile emotional and at the same time intense voice and thus also transfers the content of the lyrics to the listener.Secondly, the drummer Perry Angelillo, who as a founding member again sets the pace and is characterized by a solid and filigree drumming. And third, Simon Caron, who plays the keyboards, basses and guitars, composed the music and even designed the beautiful cover art.

All three musicians together create a dense atmosphere with three particularly beautiful highlights, the songs "Crush The Seed Pt.1", "Human Claim" and the Mellotron accented long track "Woman". It should be emphasized that the band takes a lot of time for their music and still maintains the tension before the album ends after an hour. I found myself getting used to the tempo in places, but the band manages to remind me that we don't define prog just by the number of notes or the high tempo, but by how much we get carried away emotionally and instrumentally. A good example of this is the album's second song, which is carried by a passionate Gilmour guitar and leaves notes even beyond the twentieth fret. And after ten minutes you're ready to ask yourself why the song is already over.

The time with Red Sands new album I enjoy very much and can only recommend it to everyone Marillion and Pink Floyd, but especially to music listeners who can enjoy the "moment" in the music.

Smurfreviews | 4/5 |


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