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ENOUGH BLAME TO GO AROUND

Disconnect

 

Crossover Prog

4.01 | 146 ratings

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sakerfeldt
5 stars First please pardon my writing as English is not my first language. Disconnect is a passionate progressive American duo who decided to make music their lives (as many groups actually!). The formation of the group dates back to 2009, and since then they have released no less than four albums and one EP. Suffice to say they had a lot of ideas and lots of inspiration. But is this always the case with their new album, "Enough Blame To Go Around"? Indeed it is.

Many influences are felt, especially in the modern progressive, especially from groups like Porcupine Tree, The Flower Kings and Spock's Beard. Thus, the stamp Erich O'Dell, if not perfectly controlled, strongly reminiscent of that of Roine Stolt, leader of the Flower Kings, while we find the same reverb on the voice, and the same vibrato worked on moments loud and quiet. This is not a bad thing, quite the contrary, it gives birth to polyphony sometimes quite bold and very well turned as the "Look Around! 'Of' Adventures in Taxidermy "or the coda of 'Falling Man', which is also by far the best song on the album. I hear lots of vintage keyboards used throughout this album, a very nice touch indeed.

But what is interesting is that here, as in many progressive works behind the form hides its background, thus forming the so far would not qualify as art total involving many aspects including the cover artwork and lyrics. Thus, most of the songs are a theme often quite interesting: 'Adventures in Taxidermy' is based on a true story that occurred in America, namely, a taxidermist who murdered his wife and having disguised the murder in his creations. 'Falling Man' is 17 minutes long and develops a reflection on the differences between Eastern and Western mentalities background commemorating the victims of the attack on the World Trade Center, with no real political intentions hear if one pays attention to the lyrics. The theme is wonderfully showcased through collages of journalistic extracts recalling the terror of the attack as well as use of acoustic timbres and percussion referring to oriental/middle eastern sounds. But the two musicians did not abandon their instruments so far, as evidenced by 'Inside Job', and quite heavy instrumental track filled with great riffs. 'Sufficient' is also a good piece dominated by major polyphony catchy and strongly reminiscent of Porcupine Tree.

"Enough Blame To Go Around" is an excellent modern prog album. With 5 pieces (including 3 over 12 minutes), ideas are fused from everywhere and the production quality is excellent. This album is sure to challenge listeners fond of music rich and searched.

sakerfeldt | 5/5 |

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