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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.94 | 49 ratings

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3 stars Syrinx are a modern prog quartet coming from Annecy,France.The four musicians of the band are all experienced regarding the prog field.Brothers guitarist David Maurin and bassist Samuel Maurin has played both for Thork and Nil,drummer Philippe Maullet has also been a member of Thork and Benjamin Croizy played keyboards for Nil.However this project aims to explore brand new musical horizons than those of Thork and moreover Nil.

Definitely a KING CRIMSON child,Syrinx play dark,mysterious and complicated jazzy Progressive Rock,all instrumental.All five long tracks are highlighted by an obscure atmosphere with complex breaks,acoustic passages and heavy bass lines.The drumming is often very complex certainly following a jazzy mood and synths appear from nowhere to create some more mysterious soundscapes.When the whole band jams together,the interplays are adventurous,abstract and even hard to follow,but the overall atmosphere is quite unique.Good thing is the band uses KING CRIMSON only as an influence and it's very far from the plagiarism phenomenon.Another positive: Melody is not totally absent,a few atmospheric passages hold some interest regarding this part,even some lovely flutes pop up somewhere.

This ''Réification'' debut album is a massive musical attack against demanding ears and can be a really painful or a simply majestic experience,depending on what the listener searches for.For me it's a very strong first step that deserves 3.5 stars,while the band shows great potential for even producing a masterpiece in the near future.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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