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Burnt Belief


Crossover Prog

3.64 | 13 ratings

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3 stars Hanging hooks.

Been waiting the release of Burnt Belief's second project, , more than everything else due to their astounding "Burnt Belief", 2012 album, I, in the meantime listened to their solo projects.

Burnt Belief as you may know consist of Jon Durant and Colin Edwin, basically (there are more session musicians involved). Colin Edwin is as you know part of the ultimately trend-setting prog-band Porcupine Tree, alongside the highly appreciated as hated Steven Wilson. So, as I was telling , in the meantime I listened to Colin Edwin's masterpiece "PVZ" and the very good "Third Vessel " and to Jon Durant's quiet good "Dance Of The Shadow Planets" .

Anyway, "Etymology", 2014, opposite to their first project, shows more the hand of Jon Durant than the more daring , experimental and electronic Colin Edwin's one.

And in fact I underline daring, "Etymology", although perfectly conceived, achieved and performed is in the long run somehow too predictable.

Rooting most of its compositions in a strange, mild multinational focus, what eventually surfaces is a "Santana/Di Meola" kind of guitar hanging hooks, riffs and rhythms , which as you also may know are considered Fusion/Jazz with a "Latin" seasoning. And sadly the same as Al or Carlos, even their virtuoso skills, means s#%t, when it comes to songwriting.

Therefore if you are not that opposed to this "Latin" flavors you may get quiet a rush, but for me, I've have heard it before. Damn! So predictable!

Colin Edwin's "electronic environments" although scarce, and Durant's not "latin" acoustic moments, save this one a bit above the "good but not essential" category.

***3.5 PA stars. Damn!!!

admireArt | 3/5 |


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