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Alias Eye


Crossover Prog

3.69 | 60 ratings

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4 stars As I have mentioned in their debut album "Field of names" review that I only know the band, even the name of the band, just recently or quite honest with you .. during year end of 2007 when I met my prog colleague Hardiansyah Rizal during his visit to Indonesia. "Is this metal ?" that was my first question to him and he said it's progressive. I was then listening to the "Field of Names" album. My first reaction was that the music is so tidy and tight, with great harmony and nice melody. In a way, I remember the music of Little Atlas when I first heard this album for the first time. Of course, it's not exactly the same. For sure, the music of Alias Eye is to me more catchy than Little Atlas. I then had another chance to spin the second album "Different Point of You" and still I am satisfied with the music. I believe they are consistent in the music direction of their music. Not much different than the first album, this is another peaceful music. The only thing I can mention is that the band is much more sounding like Kansas in its simpler term than the debut album. The band is quite exploratory by adding some eastern nuance (listen to track 1: "A Clown's Tale" (6:50) ) as well as jazz components (track 5: "The Usual Routine" (4:40)).

I do not want to review track by track but for sure, listening to this album is very entertaining. Yes, some tracks sound very poppy and you might be questioning why this album is considered as prog music. But, if you enjoy the flow of the music you will find some breaks with different styles that make a different experience. The other experience you might find is when you play the music with loud volume using a decent sound system, you can get the subtleties of the music and great soundscapes. I have to say that the production (sonic quality) of this album is excellent. I have enjoyed this album also using a Sennheiser headset PX 100 model and I fing an ultimate joy of this album.

Overall, it's an excellent addition to any prog music collection that you should not miss. If you do not like prog music, bear with me, you would enjoy this album as well. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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