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Single Celled Organism


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5 stars The story of BARNABY and the TV girl continues............This is how Jens LUECK chose to present to us the third album of SINGLE CELLED ORGANISM "Event Horizon", his pseudonym as a solo artist outside his usual and better known formation SYRINX CALL.

A brief summary of the story: Tella (the TV girl) settled in a self-organized community outside the state-controlled areas. After many conversations with the other residents, she finally found this who she missed in state society, she feels at home in the community and has a special relationship with one of the pirates who was very involved in her early escape. She expresses a desire to meet Barnaby, while the pirate is torn between two feelings, happiness and fear, his personal relationship with Tella not to be mentioned. I let you consult the inside of the booklet for more details, let's move on to the music.

The faithful already present in the two previous opuses are always on the bridge, with ISGAARD (companion of Jens in the city) more involved in the whole of the work, which could have been lacking before, she illuminates with her diaphanous voice many passages of this "Event Horizon", concept album of course so as always in these cases difficult to detach a title rather than another.

The inaugural title "Memories in a Box" takes us back to the previous album in its spirit and in its melodic framework, to stay in GERMANY not far from the softest CRYSTAL PALACE (9/10) with the sublime vocals of Isgaard and the no less sublime guitar solo by Johnny BECK, "Changes are Coming" of a very floydian inspiration, is magnified by the acoustic guitar of Jürgen OSUCHOWSKI, an instrument not used enough in progressive music today. today and Johnny BECK's electric one again (9/10)). "Thoughts" more energetic, more complex but also more airy, here the six strings is held by Ingo SALZMANN, would be closer to an IQ (the voices and the guitar), good piece but the one I like the least on the whole work (7/10).

The vocal duo of Isgaard and Jens backs "The Encounter" (Isgaard and Barnaby), a quiet track overall, Jurgen's and Johnny's guitars pulling it up again (8/10) before the most collected and soft "Shifted" one of the two titles where Volker KUINKE the accomplice of SYRINX CALL intervenes, moment of musical happiness sung by Isgaard (8/10) which ends with a sumptuous finale, too short for my taste... .."Inhale What's Forbidden" is lit by the fairy Isgaard while Ingo SALZMANN delivers a high-level guitar score with a remarkable final theme, my favorite track from this "Event Horizon" (10/10).

We arrive slowly in the last quarter of the album with "Keep My Faith in Humans" of easy translation which represents a powerful wish not easy to set up, another calm piece, posed with the six floydian strings of Johnny BECK, the delicate piano by Jens and Volker's second appearance on the flutials, a pretty canvas well in tune with the story (9/10). "Distorded Night" is aptly named, somewhat distorted instrumental (7/10) stride...

We close with the eponymous place "Event Horizon", introduction to the acoustic guitar, the calm voice of Jens, for a soft melody which flies away little by little towards a high quality symphonic progressive, the two six electric rope players giving each other the replica, mixed with slightly oriental keyboard swirls, a superb piece (10/10). We are only at the beginning of March but this opus by SINGLE CELLED ORGANISM is laying its groundwork for an end-of- year podium.

KansasForEver | 5/5 |


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