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IF. . . SOUNDS

If / Ifsounds

 

Crossover Prog

3.05 | 6 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars It once was "If", now, they are "Ifsounds"

Ifsounds are an Italian band that was formed in the 90s, though their first album was released in 2004. Their name was If, but after releasing four studio albums and realizing that there were other bands with the same name, they felt the urge of changing their name. So in 2009 the name Ifsounds appeared and has given the band its own identity, I mean, besides the musical fact, the change in their name was something intended in order to create the only ifsounds "label" and sound.

This free compilation released in June of this 2010, is like the moment of true change of both names, actually if you look at the title "If?Sounds" it is like leaving in the past all that they once were and start a new era. All the songs here belong of course to the If era, though the first track entitled "Don Quixote" was the only new composition, however, I believe the decision of choosing this track as the first one, was intended in order to open the gates to the new band's name and era.

If?Sounds is a two-CD compilation album that features probably their most representative songs, different compositions that show their eclecticism and use of diverse styles. Songs taken from four different albums where one can appreciate their progression as a band, and actually I can say that it is noticeable the direction of some songs from their first album, from songs of their latest one. The first CD contains tracks like "Loser", "Background Noise", "Naked" and "Morpho Nestira Part 2", according to the booklet, they say that this last song is maybe their most progressive, I fully agree, and actually I could say it is my favorite.

The second CD features also songs from their four albums: "In the Cave"; "If"; The Stairway"; and "Morpho Nestira". My favorite songs here are "Like a Bird", "Oceans of Time" and "Thirsty", though the most of the songs are pretty good here. This absolutely free compilation album is worth downloading and listening, the only thing you have to do is to go to their website, become a member and download it, of course, if you are interested.

I have had a good time listening to this young band, and now I am eagerly waiting for their upcoming production "Apeirophobia", an album that for sure I will get and review. My best wishes for Ifsounds and the start of this new era. My final grade for this pretty nice compilation will be three stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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