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TESSELLATION OF EUCLIDEAN SPACE

Quantum Fantay

Psychedelic/Space Rock


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kev rowland
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4 stars

This really is a band that wants to both stay true to its roots and progress at the same time, so for 2017 the band has expanded from a four-piece with guests to a six-piece working on their own. No more using a guest flautist, as Jorinde has joined as a full member, as has Nette Willox who brings in saxophone and vocals. Don't worry, they haven't suddenly turned into a band with a lead singer, the vocals are just another effect they use when the time is right as opposed to now being a band providing backing music. They are still very influenced by Ozrics, but they have started to expand away from the core sound, especially with the use of the saxophone. In many ways, they have turned up the complexity with a great deal of layering within the sounds, and have also gone back to a more normal format of songwriting as opposed to the experimentation that existed on the previous album.

Although each of the three albums are quite similar in many ways, they know what people expect from them and are going to continue to keep delivering it, they also know that they need to move on to succeed and thrive and that is very much the case with this one. It is the strongest album of theirs that I have heard to date, and I am starting to realise that I need to go back in time and listen to their very first ones, as so far everything I have heard from the Belgians has impressed me immensely.

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Posted Friday, October 6, 2017 | Review Permalink
5 stars And again the Belgian wizards of the cosmic delight of progressive rock music. "Tessellation of Euclidean Space" is the seventh Studio album, QUANTUM FANTAY. And, in my opinion, this is one of the best, and perhaps best, at this point, the work of the group. The Belgians quite often compared to the British band OZRIC TENTACLES, whose influence is certainly felt in the works of the group of QUANTUM FANTAY. However, in my opinion, QUANTUM FANTAY more accentuated melodic components of their compositions, and the compositions more elaborate structurally . It's a good feeling when listening to the new album of the Belgians. The album is very solid, listened with interest, air flute pleasing to the ear. In General, I like the alternation of the solo parties of the guitar, synth and flute in their works. And well pleased with the undertaking of recording a guest musician, which is adorned with some moments of playing the saxophone. So, the new album, QUANTUM FANTAY was very successful.

Recommend it to all fans of instrumental progressive space rock!

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Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017 | Review Permalink
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4 stars Belgian band QUANTUM FANTAY has a history that go back more than a decade, and have steadily released studio albums from 2005 and onwards. A grand total of seven studio albums have been produced over the years. "Tessellation of Euclidean Space" is the most recent of these, and was released in the summer of 2017 through German label Progressive Promotion Records.

Instrumental space rock with a liberal array of sounds and effects is what Quantum Fantay provides, yet again. An instrumental, cosmic journey, with a slight taste of the exotic and arguably even jazz tossed in here and there. Music very much of the Ozric Tentacles variety, but as far as such ventures goes this is a quality one, an elegant, swirling cosmic journey for travels of the outer and the inner space. Obviously an album I have noted down as a merited check by anyone with an interest in the aforementioned Ozrics and bands of a similar kind.

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Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Review Permalink

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