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Sound Of Contact


Crossover Prog

3.76 | 221 ratings

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4 stars Now quickly settling the obvious ... yes, Simon Collins has the father's skills in his DNA, obviously to recognize. Firstly, the drumming is favourable overall, no doubt. In addition to that I especially mean his voice appearing within those more charming radio friendly album parts. This exemplarily regarding I Am A Dimensionaut and Not Coming Down for example, where it seems to run into a competition more or less. And Closer To You even sounds like an explicit father/son collaboration for some reason. Overall though, compared to Phil's musical development, he's clearly making an evident turn towards prog music here. Well, basta, this definitely should be enough yet concerning unavoidable comparisons. Simon and the album both deserve it.

And so this appears like a balanced art/pop and progressive rock hybrid, though with the focus on the latter. Stunningly arranged songs like Cosmic Distance Ladder, Pale Blue Dot and Omega Point will prove that. And then it stylistically evolves into some art rock sentiment a la Steven Wilson's solo works. The nice Beyond Illumination sees the lovely Hannah Stobart contributing. Realm and some other songs are showing diverse Pink Floyd sentiments, either reminding of Clare Tory and 'The Great Gig In The Sky' or some Echoes' whale effects. With the eclectic monster track Möbius Slip we've come full circle, and a known theme from the first song returns again. Dave Kerzner, Kelly Nordstrom and Matt Dorsey are excellently contributing for a lush, partially also symphonic and psychedelic tinged sound. Recommended!

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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