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4 stars Initially chronicled on ProfilProg: POOR GENETIC MATERIAL explores rock by experimenting with sounds that are much more complex than one might think.

"Possibilities" symphonic entry with the organ, Philip's didgeridoo, Stefan's solo appetizer and the Floydian air; a gradual drift that flows smoothly. The Teutonic voice, you will have to get used to it; orchestral ambient break with rolling drums, latent bass for a sophisticated Oldfieldian moment before Pia's flute; of the crossover la BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST. "Rain" a Hackettian arpeggio before the percussion entry and Dominik who gives it his all; the organ smells like that of BANKS; consensual ballad and chorus reminiscent of another from GENESIS second version; break which breaks the rhythm and sends on a tortured keyboard solo; flute and vocals for a soft return to the melody, a few touches of ALAN PARSONS and the airy, intoxicating chorus.

"A Spark of Ideas" the sound echoes, tune starting loud; the orchestration is meaningful, effective, a guitar solo behind it like TANGERINE DREAM did so well, bang oriental break, bluffing; the tune starts with a disconcerting bluesy guitar solo, warm with the Mellotron in the background; the nervous guitar brings the most, helped by Dennis' bass which keeps the direction; very good piece. "Old Buffoon" for the radio edit worthy of the BEATLES, the bucolic sound with Martin from BEGGARS OPERA on vocals, taking the tune to that of 'Seaside Rendez-Vous' by QUEEN, to the recognizable one of GENESIS, an Anglican title incidentally.

"An Island in Time" begins without waves; consensual tune, chorus by ALAN PARSONS; acoustic arpeggio and flute break, it smells of reminiscences of Mike OLDFIELD; the second break with a languorous Frippian guitar returns to the bewitching vintage sound; chorus with warm choirs then flute solo surrounded by roaring bass and metronomic drums; Stephan's guitar solo is complex, followed by a piano variation becoming the centerpiece playing with stereoscopic notes, crystal clear for the spleen moment; final tormented jazz-rock guitar solo la AGUSA leading to "Contingency" with a PINK FLOYD tune; the flute appears supported by Dominik's demonstrative drums; tune from KING CRIMSON's 'Discipline' with Philip's languorous voice; title led by Pia to continue to captivate us.

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