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FOREVER FREE

Arnioe

Crossover Prog


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Marty McFly
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3 stars First album by talented multi-instrumentalist Aron Scharfegger is similar to his latest album "So Heaven Is Gone" in some aspects. There are influences by Pink Floyd (strong one, glad for this), and it's very nice when saxophone joins the show. Remember Dick Parry ? Even it's not as good as his performance, it's very good. Fits the mood perfectly.

Note that for better understanding, you should see my other review too, as there are many same elements used, even it's somehow different.

While White Cliffs reminds me dreamy guitar solo-ed Genesis song and in general sounds like 70's Prog stuff. On the other hand, we then returns to PF again with Heads Up.

Don't forget that it's not copying of style, these songs just sounds like something that could have been done by Pink Floyd and I'm using this band because it's well known and can explain how these songs sounds.

This album is more melodic than SHIG. I still wonder how Australia is connected because from conversation with Aron, I know that his country, his homeland influenced him too.

4(+), remarkably good album, quite surprise to find this as debut.

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Posted Sunday, May 9, 2010 | Review Permalink
3 stars More Pink Floyd than Pink Floyd themselves.

This is a line from Marty's interview with Aron, describing this album. I could not agree more. The album starts out like some left overs from Floyd's A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album. The saxophone........ well, you get my reasoning. The rest of the album takes us on a voyage through a Floydian landscape. Their final four albums, to be more precise. The vocals is not a million miles away from David's vocals too.

Aron plays all instruments on this album and that is both a weakness and a strength. Strength because the album has a clear narrative running through it. Weakness too of the same reason. The album is slightly one dimensional. The sound suffers from the recording constraints. When that is said, this is not a bad album at all. It actually works well and the songs are all good. It is pretty obvious that this is a debut album. It is a good effort and Aron deserve a lot of credit for it. This is an artist I would like to check out more.

3 stars

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Posted Saturday, November 20, 2010 | Review Permalink

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