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TIME MACHINE

Yacobs

 

Neo-Prog

3.54 | 24 ratings

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progflame
4 stars Yacobs: Time Machine

Ulf Jacobs worked as a teacher at a private school for popular music and is active as a drummer in several bands (www.yacobs.com). Under the name "Yacobs" he also produces solo albums. With "time machine" he has already submitted his fourth CD. Words and music come from his pen, he uses drums and keyboards and sings with an expressive voice about the experiences of time traveling. "Time Machine" is a 40-minute prog rock suite, which consists of 12 carefully interwoven parts. Musically the album with lots of Mellotron, Moog and classic keyboard sounds was placed primarily in the field of symphonic prog rock, whose foundation was made by Genesis a.o. in the seventies. As a reference one could use "Duke", but the remaining three men didn`t placed their songs in the correct order at that time. Exactly that works here: Ulf sets the 12 parts of his work harmoniously and consciously together and created a multi-part suite. Songs and instrumental passages alternate, sometimes dominated by the melody, sometimes driven by the rhythm, again and again the thread is taken of the entire work and gets the tension of it all. Although one could point out a couple of outstanding parts, the album is yet to be heard from the beginning to the end, captivating, imaginative and full of nuances and should be seen as "one track". Beyond fashion trends a mental concept is transformed into sophisticated style and timeless music. And finally we came to the conclusion, we are the time itself - their Lord and prisoner at the same time.

progflame | 4/5 |

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