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DISPELLING DIFFERENCES

Emme Phyzema

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

2.69 | 11 ratings

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A Crimson Mellotron
2 stars Emme Phyzema is an American multi-instrumentalist that is approaching her thirties. Claiming that she has been composing music for the last 10 year but releasing none to the world, she most likely has a good lot of material, as one can observe from her release rate.

Most likely her influences are well rooted in metal, avant-garde, and progressive music, and who knows what more! At least these are, in my opinion, most well observed in this debut album by hers.

With all that cleared, I must say I find this album incredibly messy. I get that this is sort of the objective, given the sub-genre tag she is assigned to, but things are taken too far. In fact, they are taken so far that it makes the album not an enjoyable experience for me.

Being mostly instrumental, there is some serious shredding and banging that goes nowhere. The rare occasions of vocals do not complement the chaotic song structures as well. I also seem not to enjoy her phrasing. What I am talking about ca be heard on tracks 4, 8, and 9 which in my ears are almost unlistenable.

The concise structure of the album though, makes it somewhat of an easier listen. I believe that the main problem is her desire to show off all that she is capable of, because one thing I can draw as a conclusion from 'Dispelling Differences' is that she is very skilled and precise in her playing. However, the seemingly brainstormed constellation of ideas has taken over the order and the architecture of this collection of songs.

A Crimson Mellotron | 2/5 |

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