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Prime Mover


Crossover Prog

3.03 | 4 ratings

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3 stars The friendship and their love for music led longtime buddies Michael Karlsson (guitar) and Roger Nyman (bass) to form the Finnish act Prime Mover in late-90's.Accompanied by their friend Dennis Nordell on vocals and guest keyboardist Sebastian Teir they released a demo CD-R in 1999 entitled ''Mr Zingelmann''.Teir became a permanent member of the band, bringing in drummer Kenneth Lagerström.Recorded in eight (!) different places between spring '00 and summer '01, ''Put in Perspective'', Prime Mover's official self-produced debut, was released in 2001.

The album is filled with dynamic and passionate pieces, characterized by groovy stylings and powerful sounds, but Prime Mover sound no less progressive than to say most of the Neo Prog bands out there.''Put in Perspective'' steps with one foot on the 70's Prog scene of Progressive Rock, while the other uses the modern style of bands such as A.C.T. or UNICORN to come up with a very balanced work.Intelligent compositions with interesting changes between organs and synthesizers and a singer with an expressive and hoarse voice, matching nicely with the overall style.There are strong Heavy Rock, Psychedelic Rock and 70's Progressive Rock inspirations throughout the album, all blended very carefully, while the great groovy parts are usually interrupted by some great solos, either coming from Teir's keyboards or Karlsson's guitar.The atmosphere is often great, especially when the band offers its dynamic interplays, far from the typical dark or melancholic Scandinavian sound and based on a more optimistic delivery.

Nice little pearl for both fans of vintage and modern Progressive Rock.Mostly rhythmic musicianship with a nice amount of proggy pyrotechnics.Interesting and recommended stuff...3.5 stars.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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