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THE FAR SIDE

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THE FAR SIDE is from Rome, Italy and had one album released in 2002: ?Parallelebiped?. Before in the 80?s and 90?s the guitarist, vocalist and keyboardist Simone MONTRUCCHIO and drummer David GUITONI had played together in INVISIBLE SUN alongside with bassist Emanuele FASALLENI. They changed their name to CRYSTAL GAZE when the lead guitarist Lorenzo FASALLENI joined the band. They played around Rome some covers with their own original material when they stopped in 1995. In 1998, they reunite as a trio and with the name THE FAR SIDE.
The music is influenced by RUSH, ENCHANT and FATES WARNING and contains some slower and symphonic songs with piano and synthesizers and some heavier and faster tempo kind of songs were guitars are dominant.

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3.17 | 9 ratings
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Review by maryes

3 stars 3,5 really !!!The Far Side "Parallelebiped" make a style of sound certainly influenced by bands like Enchant, Tiles ( which are influenced by Rush specially in their third phase "Grace Under Pressure" and "Power Windows"). Although this isn't a masterpiece as for instance "Time Lost" from Enchant (review (#302991) | Posted by maryes | Saturday, October 9, 2010 with 5 Stars rate and "Presents of Mind" from Tiles ((#450636) | Posted by maryes | Saturday, May 21, 2011 with "4,5" stars. The album is very pleasant, the arrangements are very worked and his sound don't seems a cheap copy. The best moments in the album be in track 2 "Underworlds" and their strong rhythm and main melody, track 4 "Cruise Speed" and the overture with distorted bass guitar and "gently" broken beats, the middle ballad and their final "jazzy" passage (starting 6min 26 sec) and track 8 "Strange Atractors" and the delayed and repetitive electric guitar melody which for a breath moment reminds some passages from Rush's in "Distant Early Warning" and "Afterimage" from Grace Under Pressure ! In a short ...how I've said above isn't not a masterpiece but... a very good disc in the style . My rate is 3 stars!!!
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