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3.83 | 24 ratings | 2 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Threads (8:00)
2. Three Valley Gap (2:11)
3. Diagramma (21:22)
4. Tempra (4:35)
5. Hiding In Waiting (6:48)
6. Arachnophobia (5:58)
7. Awakened (11:33)

Total Time: 60:27

Line-up / Musicians

- David Campbell / guitar, vocals, bass & keyboards
- Gary Lauzon / bass, bass pedals & synthesizers
- Paul Joannis / guitar, keyboards & occasional drums
- Alain Bergeron / drums, keyboards, vocals
- Angie MacIvor / Alto & Soprano saxophone, keyboards, vocals

Releases information

10T records deluxe digipack (2007)

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THE REBEL WHEEL Diagramma ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars This sophomore release by Canadian outfit The Rebel Wheel is an adventurous affair, a good release but also one that will only appeal to an eclectic audience.

What's unique with this CD isn't the influences from all over; but how these influences are showcased. Classic symphonic rock, dissonant and disharmonic experimental rock slightly similar to King Crimson, harder riff based rock similar to Rush, fusion and industrial rock are all styles of music represented on this release. But rather than having an amalgam of these influences, The Rebel Wheel mostly choose to showcase the elements individually; either by concentrating one of these influences in one particular composition, or by conveying them one after the other in the individual segments of each tune.

This is especially true of the long title track Diagramma, a composition more or less consisting of various parts in different styles put together as a whole. This approach is the major asset as well as the major weakness of this release. The adventurous listener will enjoy this mix, while the more conservative listener will yearn for something a bit more consistant where there's more of a stereotypical evolvement of a tune from start to finish.

All in all a promising album, and it'll be fun to see where this band are heading for their next release.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Well here is a fresh new band from Ottawa,Canada with their new cd DIAGRAMMA who will be one of the top 10 for 2007. I love it=good quality-nice recording-good voices-nice guitars-powerful bass-excellent drums -short tracks-long tracks instrumental pieces ect... It have everything for everyone.Som ... (read more)

Report this review (#132164) | Posted by pots | Tuesday, August 7, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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