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Different Light


Crossover Prog

3.59 | 23 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars What a hidden gem is this. Relatively unknown band that has a lot to offer. As shown in biography, this band had quite unusual history, releasing two album (second one 13 years after this one), changing lineup completely, with just Trevor Tabone remaining. So this isn't exactly album from Czech Republic (it's made by Maltese [Falcon?] people), which may or not be heard here, I don't know.

What I know is that "All About Yourself" depends on quite mellow (think melodic) arrangements - it's not Marillion-like (it's more like melodic - non keyboard - parts of Not of This World by Pendragon) and relatively long tracks. Songs has another trait in common. They're very powerful in telling you these things they want to tell. To appeal on listener. Even it's nothing harsh and so this story is told in very subtle way.

This music is in Crossover department, because sometimes, "Different Light" is closing to more mainstream appeal, to these "you-know-which" elements, dwelling on this narrow edge of Neo & X-over. Vocals are fine and so are other "instruments" nothing annoying, or extremely weird. What is great is (I foreshadowed it before) song composition. And Familiar Feelings truly is familiar, as this is more or less reprise of first song, This Is Only the Beginning with different words and slight changes in music.

4(+), not only that this is exactly the music I like. Prog fans will find satisfaction in complexity (just close your eyes and listen this music, concentrate on each instrument, how Prog it sounds, feel the entire album, divided into songs, together joined by theme and atmosphere, layers built in each track).

Solid 4 plus. However, beware those who seek Gentle Giant / King Crimson - like music. This is something different.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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