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THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE PART 1: THE COUNTERPARTS

Different Strings

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3.48 | 12 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Selfishness - Part I (10:28)
2. Time and Again (5:24)
3. Let Me Out of Here (6:39)
4. Victims of Love (5:59)
5. Trance of Sorrow (30:34)

Total time 59:04

Line-up / Musicians

- Chris Mallia / all instruments
- Erol Cutajar / vocals
- Trevor Catania / bass (tracks 2, 3)

Releases information

Progdome records

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DIFFERENT STRINGS The Sounds of Silence Part 1: The Counterparts ratings distribution


3.48
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
8%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
25%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (25%)
25%
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)
8%

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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars DIFFERENT STRINGS is the creative of composer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Mallia, and from his base in Malta he has recorded and released his take on progressive rock since 2004. "Sounds of Silence-1 ? The Counterparts" is his second full length production, and was issued on Mallia's own label Progdome towards the tail end of 2011.

Those who prefer their progressive rock to be of an accessible nature, emphasizing distinct moods and strong melodies within a strictly harmonic framework should make out the key audience for Different Strings. Perhaps not among the most advanced as such efforts go, but a well planned, well made and well executed album. As far as specific recommendations go, I'd hazard a guess that fans of bands like Magic Pie might most easily appreciate this production, but due to similarities in approach more than a distinct resemblance in style as such.

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3 stars Different Strings is a band from Malta. The name of the band seems to be a nod towards Rush. The music is not. The music is art rock, some sort of. Art rock of the more symphonic kind. There is also a lot of Italian type pop music here and some jazz. Some prog metal influences is also detectable. ... (read more)

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