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Perfect Beings


Crossover Prog

3.86 | 418 ratings

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5 stars Perfect Beings gives us an amazing first album. Their music exudes freshness and lightness, while borrowing here and there from the complex patterns of genre dinosaurs. Supertramp, Genesis through King Crimson, the album is full of mischievous winks. Johannes Luley's guitar flirts with Yes, Jesse Nason's keyboards with Big Big Train, Chris Tristram's bass rings clear and sublime, singer Ryan Hurtgen takes the listener straight to the clouds and DickiFliszar's drums round this up just perfectly - Perfect Beings. Each of the ten songs will make you think for a moment of a known group. A rhythm, a riff, a bass solo, a vocal part or a piano melody. Just a slight hint, a fleeting and delicious feeling of, for instance, Simon & Garfunkel in the opening section of Walkabout.Musically, no doubt, the players are masters of their craft, without ever having to show it off.

The group arrives on the scene with a breathtaking, progressive first album. The ten equally strong compositions follow each other without ever sounding alike, but remain very consistent in quality. The sound is clear,the music pleasantly caresses your hearing and your brain as it leaves a lasting impression of beauty. The album may seem airy upon first listening, but you will soon discover the hidden treasures and depth behind this apparent lightness. The Canyon Hill begins likeSupertramp while Bees and Wasps conjours up King Crimson with its fierce bass. Walkabout offers us a space rock journeyfeaturing a beautiful drum solo. It is also the longest track on the album with more than nine minutes,which pass so quickly. Removal of the Identity Chip amazes with its unusual rhythm that gives way to a fabulous instrumental where the guitar and keyboards work their magic. A masterpiece of 2014, a true marvel.

NeoprogFrance | 5/5 |


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