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3.19 | 15 ratings | 2 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Aces High (4:39)
2. Charity (5:36)
3. Winds of Change (3:50)
4. Windward Bound (4:12)
5. Portal to Evermore (5:10)
6. The Source (5:15)
7. Peggy Plant (3:58)
8. Doctor Madman (3:50)
9. Black Crosses (4:21)
10. Got Memories to Meet (2:24)
11. Prog Coalition (3:15)
12. The Little Voice Inside My Head (3:19)
13. We Are the People (5:10)
14. Play My Song List Again (5:32)
15. Gee Dubya Bush (2:28)
16. Cryptograms (13:05)

Total time 76:04

Line-up / Musicians

- Dan Cowans / vocals, all instruments

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DYONISOS Ages High ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (40%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
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Review by Windhawk
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3 stars DYONISOS is a one-man band courtesy of US multi-instrumentalist Dan Cowan, who has released 5 albums under this moniker prior to the most recent production, "Ages High", released in 2008 on the Russian MALS label.

"Ages High" is a production that requires a patient listener with an ear for and a liking of experimental and adventurous music, of the kind that appreciates a full CD that evolves slowly and surely from a starting point until it reaches a set target at the end: a musical journey if you like, or perhaps even a quest. I would guess that followers of Pink Floyd's earlier output and fans of Frank Zappa might be the ones with the greatest chance of enjoying this creation, but I would advise potential buyers to sample many tunes here before deciding. It's a challenging release in many ways, and one it will take time to fully appreciate.

Review by kev rowland
3 stars Before I go any further I need to confirm that I do have the title correct ? this is 'Ages High' ? not 'Aces High'. This is Dyonisos and not Iron Maiden, although it appears that virtually every web reviewer can't read either the label wesbite or the CD cover itself, never mind. So once you get over the shock that this isn't the latest compilation by everyone's favourite HM band, you can sit back and relax in this album by Dan Covan. Of course Dan is American, his stage name is that of the Greek god of wine and madness, vegetation, and the theatre, and he is signed to a Russian record label. I'm glad I've managed to clear that up..

This isn't the first time I have come across Dyonisos, as I reviewed his debut, and this is his third (and since this album he has released a fourth) and yet again I find myself enjoying it. This is an unusual album in that it never really seems to sit in any particular style, but rather happily moves around ? following whatever is the correct path. To my ears it sits mostly in the happy style of late Seventies rock but just when I feel that I am getting a handle on it off it goes again. "Passage To Evermore" is a case in point with some great layered guitar solos and rock ethic that suddenly goes full pelt into 'Animals' style Floyd. Just wonderful.

This is an album that is worth hearing, but while there are elements of Jadis and Camel (and maybe some Hackett) this isn't a prog album as such, just one that contains bits and pieces. It can feel a little disjointed at times, but when it works this really is a delight.

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