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3 stars In Debrecen, Hungary, at the local university, was born this group by students Dudas Janos (guitar), Tozser Jozsef (keyboards), Mezo Orban (drums), Milesz Sando (keyboards) and Szekelyhidi Laszlo (bass) in 1980, originally playing Symphonic Rock but without releasing anything until their demise in mid-80's.A brief reunion took place in 1995, without though Milesz Sandor, that led to the release of the cassette ''Edentol keletre'' in 1996 and several concerts.More than ten years later, around 2008, Android would reform with Dudas, Tozser and Mezo rejoined by Milesz Sandor and new bassist Sandor Pocsai in the place of Szekelyhidi Laszlo.The following year their 96' cassette would be re-orchestrated and re-released on CD under the title ''East of Eden'', offered privately by the group in a self-production.

Most of the material of this album was composed by Tozser back in mid-90's in a form entirely built on synthesizers, so reasonably enough ''East of Eden'' is heavily driven by the work of the two Android keyboardists, but do not expect an Electronic album actually.''East of Eden'' comes like an all instrumental mix of melodic Symphonic Rock, Space Rock and Electronic Music with PINK FLOYD and CAMEL as the major influences.Certainly the music is deeply keyboard-oriented with strong soaring synths, ethereal soundscapes and atmospheric background drops of Electronic Music, but there is a strong amount of interesting guitar parts included, delivering either some great melodic lines or more cosmic textures with a very dreamy touch.There are even some Classical hints coming from the band's early days back in the 80's, carefully hidden under a synth-drenched sound, but the majority of this release is dedicated to balanced Neo/Symph/Space Rock with a rich and nervous style overall.The only complaint comes from the album's limited variety, all tracks have a similar sound as a whole, although most of them are well-played and executed.

An album from the 90's vaults, that definitely should have been reissued as it happened.Spacey Neo/Symphonic Rock with nice and angular synths blended with notable guitar texts.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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