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3 stars The roots of the London-based Tinyfish can be found in the 80's Neo Prog act Freefall, where Simon Godfrey, Jim Sanders and Paul Worwood, friends since their schooldays, performed together along with Simon's brother Jem.When Freefall fell apart in early-90's Jem became a famous producer and also formed Frost, while Simon Godfrey, Sanders and Worwood went on through various music projects and finally formed Tinyfish in 2004, marking a return to their prog roots.The trio along with Rob Ramsay and drummer Leon Camfield recorded their self-produced self-titled debut between 2005 and 2006, finally released on the independent label Lazy Gun Records in 2006.

''Tinyfish'' sounds very modern with the members nicely carrying the Freefall style in the new millenium and the album has obvious PINK FLOYD, SALEM HILL and SPOCK'S BEARD echoes.It is far from anything really complex or trully challenging, but this is more of an atmospheric Prog album with strong vocal content and a very clear production.The musicianship is based on short compositions, filled with expressive singing, somber guitar solos and constant changes between smoother and heavier passages with the guitars of Godfrey and Sanders as the leading instruments, trying this way to come up with various different atmospheres that make the ''Tinyfish'' listening a pleasant experience.Among these short tracks Tinyfish decided to put up their own prog show in the long ''All hands lost'', a tracks that defines the band's style, built around dramatic breaks, FLOYD-ian guitar solos, energetic grooves and an intense lyricism.

A brand new and fresh start for these British Prog veterans.Not very original and not even really adventurous, but ''Tinyfish'' is definitely an enjoyable prog debut by a group, which knows exactly how to write down some pretty music.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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