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VEIL

Drifting Sun

 

Neo-Prog

4.39 | 47 ratings

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alainPP
4 stars 'Veiled' begins rural, theatrical, with a Mecano tune yes 'Hijo de la luna' it's beautiful, nostalgic, cracklings and a crystalline piano arpeggio, the orchestral keyboard; we see the dancer in the bottle.'Frailty' entry into the album and the direct slap; two symphonic minutes reminding me of the best Arena in the neo-prog vein; an air of melodic gadget inspector, the Hammond bringing warmth, playful rhythm, the theatrical vocal imposing this operatic title on an enjoyable side. Break with choir and pom-poms, a vibrant Kansas violin that of Suzi; the melodic, gently sloping, grandiloquent finale and the distant guitar solo giving goosebumps, all for a goddess story; nostalgic genesisian finale. 'Eros and Psyche' again the airy piano, leering air on Alan Parsons Project; synth flirting with Arena's 'Butterfly', the neo well in place; the explosive, fresh, cheerful chorus of the nostalgic opening; Ralph all in delicacy. Jargon's solemn vocal 'The Thing' before the folk-prog refrain of a Viking assembly; the melodic air before starting on a creamy synth solo, yes it makes you want, eyeing what Tony did from Genesis; moving guitar solo which echoes the thoughts of the fighters, all amplified by Fudge; a cappella finale with Ralph showing his dexterity in breathtaking echo stereo.

'2-Minute Waltz' nervous grand piano, playing with the keys and showing the importance of classical in prog, a little virtuoso interlude. 'Through the Veil' with the Genesisian Hammond, the drums and the heavy guitar for the powerful intro, a redundant tune of 'Frailty'oui the inspector, before letting the sound go on a progressive flight handling rock, pop and synths modern Saga; text on dementia and its agonies with a solemn ending. 'The Old Man' nostalgic, melancholy atmosphere giving way to hope; the voice is more reminiscent of Michael from Saga; guitar supported by the keyboards before escaping on a solo where the wah-wah pedal lets go, rises and explodes for an enjoyable finale with deafening silence. 'Cirkus' syncopated tune, melody from 1001 nights, a waltz, a drunken work, beautiful work by Jon; the tune from the beginning of the album returns here, introducing the theatrical concept effect; the dissonance is required, jarring the listener accustomed to a neo-consensual sound; accordion break from the jerking 'Time of the Gypsies'; this hubbub becomes bewitching with a folk, Olympian chorus; the progression with the keyboard throwing out its notes for the guitar to land on; the haunting finale to create the lack.

Drifting Sun has released a very beautiful album of creative neo-prog rock, captivating, danceable and energetic, a new sound.(4.5)

alainPP | 4/5 |

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