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BETWEEN SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW

Singularity

 

Crossover Prog

3.82 | 28 ratings

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Easy Livin
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4 stars Between very good and excellent.

Colorado, USA band Singularity took a major step forward in their maturity with this 2002 release, their second album.

Consisting of a single piece of music, conveniently broken into 15 sections for navigation purposes, the music is melodic with a pleasant sense of understatement. For those familiar with the music of TIMOTHY PURE, and in particular their wonderful "Island of misfit toys" album, "Between sunlight and shadow" has a certain similarity. The often harmonised vocals for example, have that sound and feel.

There are though plenty of instrumental passages, particularly in the closing sections where John Green's keyboard work becomes the focal point. The music is unquestionably symphonic prog, leaning more towards the early post Gabriel GENESIS than say the music of YES. If there are similarities with RUSH, as I have seen suggested elsewhere, I have yet to identify them. There is for example a total avoidance of anything aggressive here, the music having a smoothness which makes it easy upon the ear.

In terms of composition, the band show a dexterity and talent which many might aspire to, the full extent of the quality of the work only becoming apparent after a number of listens.

2006 has been a good year for Singularity, including a support slot for Spock's Beard. A new album is due for release shortly. All the indications from this album are that the new album will be worthy of investigation. Recommended.

Easy Livin | 4/5 |

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