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UNIFAUN

Unifaun

 

Symphonic Prog

3.05 | 68 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer
3 stars Unifaunīs debut CD sub title (Genesis.Soundscape.Project) leaves very little to imagination, indeed. It actually tells it all. This duo consisting of of Nad Sylvan (vocals, guitars, bass, keys and drums) and Bonamici (keyboards) performs a music that is utterly ressembling of their heroes. In many ways this album reminds me of the time I first heard Citizen Cainīs excellent debut Serpents In Camouflage. There are some strong similarities, although CCīs music relies more in the eletronic side of Genesis and Cyrus voice was uncanny similar of Peter Gabirelīs. Unifaun on the other side has some fine acoustic guitars that were one of the best elements of Genesis music. But Sylvanīs voice is far closer to Phill Collins than to Gabrielīs, a fact that annoyed some of my friends (not me, really).

As for the songwriting itself there are other differences. Citizen Caine took the music Genesis was doing around the time of Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and went one step further in that direction, producing a CD that might have sounded like that band if PG had stayed on. Unifaun picks up differently, adding many elements of Genesis in the 70īs, from Nursery Cryme to Collinīs era effords, like A Trick Of The Tail. The resulting music is very much a hybrid then. Very nice, a bit nostalgic and not adding much. But if their intention was to sound like Genesis, they succeeded. Their musicandhip is awesome, as their knowledge of their heroes style (that in this CD goes as far as to the recording production!).

In my humble opinion this band has a great potential for future works. Their debut is good, but nothing more than that. They know how to emulate Genesis very well, no doubt about it. Still they have to prove themselves on their own. I hope Unifaun will outgrow its Genesis shell and do something really strong and original. Since Citizen Cain never fulfilled their promising start I hope Unifaun can fill this gap. I recommend this CD to any early to mid period Genesis fan. 3,5 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |

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