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WORLD THROUGH MY EYES

RPWL

 

Neo-Prog

3.70 | 234 ratings

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Paper Champion
4 stars Though RPWL formerly was a Pink-Floyd cover band, their music is unique and inimitable. They managed to mix Pink Floyd and Genesis (of both the periods) and to add something new and fresh to their progressive rock sound. I really enjoy this band immensely, because there are very few bands playing like RPWL (only Kino crosses my mind).

World Though My Eyes, RPWL’s highly acclaimed album, is their most cohesive work to date. I remember that after listening to the Stock album (and after enjoying it), I looked forward to listening to World Though My Eyes for almost 2 years, and I was glad to get it in 2005 at last.

Sleep is a great opener. It starts with some eastern melodies and turn to a memorizable and monotonous, but not boring, riff. When I listened to the album for the first time, I noticed a strong German accent in Yogi’s pronunciation, but actually now I don’t mind his accent – I very much like his manner of singing, which reminds me of David Gilmour’s vocals a bit sometimes (oh, again Floyd comparison):-) Start The Fire is a rocker, and its acoustic outro is very similar to Dancing With A Moonlit Knight by Genesis! But, however, it’s great. Everything Was Not Enough is my least favourite track on the album, perhaps. I think it’s too long and repetitive. Roses is a pop number, but I like Wilson’s hoarse vocals and the song overall is very emotional and beautiful musically. 3 Lights is one of the highlights on the album – keyboards and then guitar solos at the end of the song makes me weak, really! Sea-Nature is a diverse track with unusual keyboard sound, some great guitar riffs and a psychedelic part. The vocals are awesome as well. Day On My Pillow is one of my favourites on World Through My Eyes – this song is very relaxing and comforting. The chorus is repetitive, but very memorizable – I like to sing it to myself sometimes: “Who made the colour of the rainbow / Cause if I did I would have done much better ...”. By the way, the keyboards solo here is so cool!! But my favourite track is definitely the self-titled World Through My Eyes. It is ten minutes of very unusual prog/ art rock with some eastern and pop influences. The song doesn’t seem lengthy be means of its changeable rhythms and frequent bridges. The best RPWL song IMHO – it is their musical peak. Wasted Land is a nice song with a cool rhythm and a Floydish (guitar and bass lines only;-)) outro. The closer of the album Bound To Reach The End – a mellow song, which focuses on vocals at the beginning and heartfelt guitar solos at the end.

Excellent addition to any prog music collection. The peak of RPWL’s form. I’d like to recommend RPWL’s World Through My Eyes for every Progressive rock-fan. You will like it without fail.

Paper Champion | 4/5 |

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