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Atmospheres

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3.96 | 5 ratings | 1 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Time I (2:51)
2. Time II (5:41)
3. Time III (1:27)
4. Nul (4:26)
5. Mezame (4:56)
6. Morph (5:43)
7. Gravity (6:00)
8. Inertia (6:20)
9. Reach (5:09)
10. Evolve (10:00)

Total Time 52:33

Line-up / Musicians

- Stef Exelmans / vocals, guitar, composer, mixing
- Mathieu Rachmajda / bass
- Bastiaan Jonniaux / drums, electronics

With:
- Billie Leyers / vocals
- Maarten Albrechts / vocals

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

CD self-released (2018, Belgium)

Digital album

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ATMOSPHERES Reach ratings distribution


3.96
(5 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
20%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
40%
Good, but non-essential (40%)
40%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
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ATMOSPHERES Reach reviews


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Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Atmospheric, djenty Prog not unlike bands VOTUM, PROGHMA-C, and KARNIVOOL. Vocals are almost like Tears for Fears' Roland Orzabul . . . without the punch and feeling.

1. "Time I" (2:51) clock ticking and ominous droning synth opens before bass drum and woodblock hit join in. A second eerie synth buzz enters in the second minute before drums sounds start to expand and breathy, airy higher pitched vocals enter. Pretty amazing opening! (10/10)

2. "Time II" (5:41) add djenty guitars and bass and odd time signature drumming and we have a new albeit still unsettling sound. An 80s-effected vocal joins in during a lull then the full wall of sound melds. The vocal almost doesn't work. The best part of this song remains that two-chord synth drone in the foundation. (9/10)

3. "Time III" (1:27) the song's electro-atmospheric breakdown and fadeout. ("Time" should be one continuous song. (4/5)

4. "Nul" (4:26) a great multi-voice chorus almost lifts this one into prominence. (8.5/10)

5. "Mezame" (4:56) a very nice vocal melody in the verses cannot lift this one alone. (8.5/10)

6. "Morph" (5:43) solid but nothing very special here. (8/10)

7. "Gravity" (6:00) love the deep throng of the bass chord dominating the distant vocal during the opening section but, unfortunately, that and a fairly nice chorus melody are the highlights of this one. (8.5/10)

8. "Inertia" (6:20) great MASERATI-like opening riff! Love the slow addition of slow cymbol, synth, and bass before all hell breaks loose! Reprieve for the vocal would work if the vocals weren't so sedate/seem full of indifference. Still, great melodies and the stop-and-start heaviness works well on this one. GREAT fifth minute build and d'nouement! (9/10)

9. "Reach" (5:09) the stage-by-stage, levels of development on this song plus the use of "tricks" like the bouncy/staccato female or pitch-altered voice in the second and fourth minutes is what I've been looking for. More! (9/10)

10. "Evolve" (10:00) the magic here is the ear-worm-like melodic hooks in the slow build of the opening four minutes--guitar strums, percussives, rolling bass, and vocal--as well as the neat ambient electronic second half. Brilliant restraint. (10/10)

A collection of underwhelming music that has somehow dug itself deep into my brain. Most of the songs are not very complex; they are long enough to show more development, to include more flash and flourish. This album kind of reminds me of last year's release from GODSTICKS; ATMOSPHERES is a band straddling two different musical genres. Great potential!

4.5 stars; a near-masterpiece of atmospheric djenty prog.

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