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Sound Of Contact


Crossover Prog

3.76 | 221 ratings

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2 stars So I got this album! Impossible not to notice in this page. First song sounds like the final vocal part of Yes "Siberian Khatru". Thought it was a cover of that part: no it is not. It is easy to see why the overblown reviews. A mixture between Yes,Crimson and the Pop of bands like Boston or Collins´s Genesis adding to that: the performing of the whole range of the Prog- Protocols known in the underworld as "cliches". And this is only until song 4; from then on seems more like a "Pop" album. The eternal hymn like laments I have heard like a 1000 times, going on until track 8. I hope this turns for better! By track 8 we get The Floyds´s " Dark Side" like music. (Well the originality in composition of this band is still not being very original so far).The song extends up to song 9. Track 10; The usual redeeming song where lyrics are supposed to be "enlightning".Well excuse my manners but this sounds like fucking: J. Timberlake ore some other overproduced Pop artist! Track 11, Well by now it is all kind of boring, the singer does not stop singing with a David Crosby kind of voice and the band plays the "Theme Riff" again and again until they reach the unavoidable grandoise peak and the usual empty-like fall down. (Astounding guitar work by the way!: I guess thatt is why they remind me of Bostons´s Tom Scholz) Track 12: The last track a reconstruction of the events or technically speaking the Coda of the work. Again the common; underline common, Grande-Finale. But no! a surprise Pop song that tranforms into another Grande-Finale appears; as if the first one was not enough! With all due respect: Go to the sources of these guys! : Yes "Tales from Topographic Oceans" is an excellent start; Porcupine Tree "Signify" will be your better next stop a Masterpiece and completely original. By the way if someone takes Pop to a sublime level without being corny is the phenomenal "Flowermouth" by also S, Wilson´s NO-MAN and King Crimsons´s "Power to Believe" if you like virtuous metal "Joy-Rides".(by luck Mr. Fripp appears on both.) But if you like more the USA Pop-Prog-approach; well UFO or Boston will do. The more you know-the better your artist act will turn to be. In fact it is the push this band needs. If this kind of music help listeners to other "older" stuff nice!. Between 2 & 3 stars if so.
admireArt | 2/5 |


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