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Nine Stones Close



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5 stars Nine Stones Close AKA Adrian Jones just gets better and better. Traces was perfect in my opinion. When this album started to surface, I heard a few samples and thought it would be Traces 2. It isn't! In the last year, they seem to have got the attention of Arjen Lucassen and even grabbed Star One's bass player Peter Vink. I saw that guy with Star one live in 2002, so I know how good HE is! Read Bruford Freak,s rundown on the tracks. I can agree with most of it. Especially the part that 9SC turns in to led Zeppelin in the title track. I never expected that! Porcupine Tree also became Zep a few years ago and why not!!! I occasionally hear the sound of Porcupine tree in the album too. This album is very moving and soulful but shifts gear just at the right times. Frozen Moment has to be a highlight and it gets even better with each listen. Faceless Angel is a favourite of mine also. I love instrumentals and Pink Floyd. This track has that quality and feel. In the end this is Ninestonesclose and not a tribute to some other band. The occasional references are only a clue as to where Adrian's influences may come from. These are great musicians and I hope that rumours of a live tour in 2013 will become a reality. Even releasing an album is difficult enough but touring? That's when it really gets tough! I have heard talk of album of 2012 for this in more than one place and if that happens, it is well deserved. This is an album that will stand the test of time.
odinalcatraz | 5/5 |


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