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2.55 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2019

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. GEM (4:06)
2. TMR (4:03)
3. BAC (2:57)
4. CAB (4:03)
5. ZJG (1:33)
6. MJS (4:44)
7. STS (5:06)
8. NPD (3:28)
9. AMG (2:58)
10. HLH (5:03)
11. ARW (1:26)

Total Time 39:27

Line-up / Musicians

- Emme Phyzema / all instruments except drums

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EMME PHYZEMA Dispelling Differences ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(18%)
Good, but non-essential (36%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (27%)

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Review by admireArt
3 stars Raunchy, offbeat & Heavy/Metal Rock tainted with enough tempo and instrument selection discrepancies and songwriting whims to fit into the Avant Prog/Rock in Opposition lands.

Emme Phyzema - Dispelling Differences , an 11 track release (2019), is, if not groundbreaking as such, quiet daring. But for this Progressive sub-genre´s standards it is not that surprising.

Its music composition, to set it somewhere, runs freely from Zappaesque structures to King Crimson´s eeriest moments to OH´s Heavy Metalness to other Prog fellow´s subtle references (EL&P, Diamanda Galas, etc) and her own kind of frantic madness, but besides impeccable performances and very good musical ideas, something quiet falls short.

Like an emerging artist (or anti-artist) she is on the making, it shows, but if taken without hasty expectations or far fetched pretentions or proportions she truly is a promising one and hopefully in the future will develop an "all hers" musical language.

As for now 3 PA´s stars.

Review by A Crimson Mellotron
2 stars Emme Phyzema is an American multi-instrumentalist that is approaching her thirties. Claiming that she has been composing music for the last 10 year but releasing none to the world, she most likely has a good lot of material, as one can observe from her release rate.

Most likely her influences are well rooted in metal, avant-garde, and progressive music, and who knows what more! At least these are, in my opinion, most well observed in this debut album by hers.

With all that cleared, I must say I find this album incredibly messy. I get that this is sort of the objective, given the sub-genre tag she is assigned to, but things are taken too far. In fact, they are taken so far that it makes the album not an enjoyable experience for me.

Being mostly instrumental, there is some serious shredding and banging that goes nowhere. The rare occasions of vocals do not complement the chaotic song structures as well. I also seem not to enjoy her phrasing. What I am talking about ca be heard on tracks 4, 8, and 9 which in my ears are almost unlistenable.

The concise structure of the album though, makes it somewhat of an easier listen. I believe that the main problem is her desire to show off all that she is capable of, because one thing I can draw as a conclusion from 'Dispelling Differences' is that she is very skilled and precise in her playing. However, the seemingly brainstormed constellation of ideas has taken over the order and the architecture of this collection of songs.

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