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    Posted: April 25 2006 at 05:04

Hello !

I just wanted to tell you that the album "Almost Human" of the band Sensitive To Light has been officially released yesterday, on Cyclops Records.

Since I was the main composer of Saens, the music is in the same vein, but is now fronted by a scottish female vocalist : Jenny Lewis.

Please visit us and tell us what you think about it !

http://www.sensitivetolight.net

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2006 at 09:52
I've listened to Prophet in a Statistical World and I think it's very good - a lot of twists and turns, a lot of things to discover, very competent playing throughout, and the concept is interesting too. Also, Lenina is one of the most beautiful songs I've heard lately. However, the vocals on that album often could get extremely annoying (not necessarily bad, but I got the feeling the guy used his voice the wrong way one too many times) - and that can become a major listening problem on an album lasting over seventy minutes. That's why I'm glad to hear you've made a change of vocals this time around. The excerpts from the new album on your website didn't shed much light on what it will sound like, but anyway I'm looking forward to listen to the whole thing. I'm sure it will be good. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2006 at 06:53
    Hi Uroboros !

Now the album is out, and yes !... the vocals are much appreciated by the reviewers !

There's an interesting review here :

http://www.progvisions.nl/swf/reviews_uk.cfm

(you can listen to samples while reading the review. COOoool ! )

In Europe, you can get the album by justforkick.de or rockserwis.pl.
In the US, I found it on Synphonic and on Kinesis website... here is what they say about it on Kinesiscd.com :

Sensitive to Light is the new band formed by guitarist/keyboardist/composer Vynce Leff of the French progressive band Saens. The most obvious difference between the two bands is that Sensitive to Light is fronted by Scottish female vocalist Jenny Lewis, who possesses a beautiful voice. Coming from a folk/Celtic background, her clear voice adds purity to the overall sound. Almost Human (2006, 66-minutes) is a concept piece with rich instrumentation including Mellotron and a guest saxophonist playing melodically (think Supertramp). The album is a bit more melodic and accessible than Saens’ work, but it’s still very progressive and symphonic, and doesn’t skimp on instrumental content. One might say it bears the same relationship to Saens as Fabio Zuffanti’s Aries bears to his other bands (Finisterre, La Maschera di Cera). Perhaps think of Sensitive to Light as the French Magenta but less Yes-influenced, with a more original style.

Sooo, spread the word !


It'll probably be reviewed here soon !

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2006 at 07:04
I just listen to the album and have recomended it on the thread 'I recommended' by Avestin, I will write very soon a review, SENSATIONAL, VERY DYNAMIC PROGROCK AND LOTS OF MELLOTRON!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2006 at 08:11
THANKS A LOT !



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2006 at 08:05
Listened to the samples on the website, and I liked what I heared very much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2006 at 10:33
Hey Erik !
 
I just read your review ! Thanks a lot ! It's great to read people who appreciate ouir work !
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2006 at 11:41
I have to thank your band because of this amazing album! By the way, has the guitarist some appreciation for Spanish/flamenco guitar music?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2006 at 15:30
I am STL guitarist. I used to be a classical guitar player, which is not exactly flamenco guitar... but my two favorite pieces at that time were Recuerdos de la Alhambra by F. Tarrega, and Asturias by I. Albeniz, which are definitely based on spanish traditional music (and, by the way, quite difficult to play ;) ).

So I always try to put some classical/spanish stuff in the music I write... Anyway, I don't like too much the usual guitar licks you can hear everywhere in pop/rock music, based on the pentatonic/blues scale. So, using some spanish colors (and also celtic ones - just like the end of "Something happened" with bagpipes on a bolero rhythm) is a good way to sound "different" .

I'm happy that you liked it :)



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2006 at 15:43
The special flavoring you mentions is a great assett on your album because it makes you sound different in a positive way.
By the way, I also play acoustic guitar, even a little bit flamenco because that is my second passion after progressive rock! So I am always interested in guitars (but in fact I am a vintage keyboard freak too though I hardly can play keyboards).
You also named Nemo (I did an interview on this site with them), why is that?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2006 at 17:05
Ah yes, that's right !

It's another french prog rock band, so of course we know them and the other band "Lac Placide". We played at the same concert in Paris last year...

Well, if you also want an interview with us, we are ready for your questions !!!
    

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2006 at 17:41
I hope to see you in September in Paris on the festival with Quidam!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2006 at 13:51
Wow, you'll make the trip to Paris ? That's grrrrreat !!! Big smile

See you there, then ! Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2006 at 14:06
Aaah, there was a very bad review from Dieter  :(

No problem with that...

I'm just surprised Dieter dislikes *that* much Jenny and her accent. There always is a problem with french accent in english lyrics...

...but, I should mention that jenny is british, and that she has indeed a terrible accent... but a *british *one, when she speaks french (did I say terrible...no, just charming ;) )

So if you particularly dislike any accent (should it be spanish, italian, german, french, etc...) in english lyrics, you probably won't be disturbed with Jenny's british accent at all ;) , and to check if you like Jenny's voice, visit our website : http://www.sensitivetolight.net , and hear the samples. I guess that you can have even more extracts here and there on the web...

One more thing : Cyclops Records boss doesn't like female vocals... but was immediately convinced by Jenny's.

Cheers !

Vynce




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2006 at 15:37
Don't mind about Dieter his review, it's just one bad review, if it's followed by a serie of bad reviews, then you have a problem (so do I Wink) ! But I have already read many good reviews about your wonderful album Almost Human on other progrock sites, in fact Dieter is the first to write negative about you but that is his right.
Most of my fellow collaborators were positive about your samples, I hope they will buy the album and write their opinion on this site.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2006 at 15:45
No problem with Dieter ! Wink

Moreover, he wrote a very good review about Prophet In A Statistical World !

So, it's his opinion and he's absolutely right to express it of course. I hope (I think) that the album will grow on him. Especially tracks like Dreams Are Coming True Tonight, Kyrie, Why?, or even Birth (behind the apparent simplicity of the track is hidden a MAD time signature work, and let me tell you it's very difficult and not "neo-proggish" at all (anyway, I like good neo-prog Embarrassed)

I just wanted to be sure that no one believes there's any french accent ! LOL ... Saens had some very bad reviews of Prophet just focusing on Pascal accent. So let me repeat : NO french accent in there Cool !


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 09 2006 at 06:42
Hey, here is another british reviewer who likes Jenny's voice Thumbs Up :
 

We are delighted to announce our latest artists of the week - new French band "Sensitive to Light" and their stunning debut album "Almost Human".

"Sensitive to Light" grew from the ashes of the band Saens with one significant difference.  In Scottish singer Jenny Lewis the band have a real find - a singer of amazing warmth and power, at times not unlike a cross between Rachel Jones and Heather Findlay.

The album itself is a gem - both melodic and a touch daring, with moments of lyrical beauty followed by searing instrumental interplay.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2006 at 21:40
Just ordered Almost Human from Lasercd.com. I look very foreward to hearing it. Thumbs Up Check for a review in a week or two, if I'm not lazy. Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2006 at 05:10
We are planning to go to the September 23rd progrock festival in Paris (Quidam, Sensitive To Light and Eclat) with some PA progheads!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2006 at 08:01
Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

Just ordered Almost Human from Lasercd.com. I look very foreward to hearing it. Thumbs Up Check for a review in a week or two, if I'm not lazy. Embarrassed
 
Thanks a lot ! I hope you'll like it ! I'm impatient to read your review Wink
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