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TREEHOUSE

Leap Day

 

Neo-Prog

3.94 | 25 ratings

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Drmick1971
4 stars It has been a long time since the last Leap Day studio album. So we now have the new release which is called 'Treehouse'. Consisting of six songs and as usual, impressive artwork for the cover.

The first track being 'Like Icarus' is a remarkable way to begin the album. If I didn't like the rest of the album, I think this track alone is good enough reason to buy it. This opens with a very catchy tune with astonishing keyboard. It really does move along contradicting the tragic story of the song. Hans Kuypers vocals are fitting and can rise solidly when required. Eddie Mulder plays with subtlety and strength backed with feeling and passion.

The playing that intertwines between guitar and keyboards on all songs highlight on every song that truly lifts your spirit and listening experience. The guitar in «lementine' for example is almost classical in tone and is a virtuoso performance.

The keyboards are played in every aspect, sounding like a group of trumpets (May 5th), symphonic or simple piano. This band sounds very tight. This album is eloquent, meaningful and touching. The arrangements are engaging, flowing and a wonderful journey from start to finish. The only problem I have is that it does finish.

From what I hear on this album, if it translates to the stage, then they have captured something special and would be a truly great experience live.

Drmick1971 | 4/5 |

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