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The Ancestry Program



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5 stars THE ANCESTRY PROGRAM is a German neo-prog group at first; founded very recently as a quartet by Andy, Thomas, Mani and Ben, to which Frank, touring bassist from RPWL, came to assist recently. A slap, that of the end of the year for this album, a slap with young blood for these musicians whose existence I did not know there is still a month, misery. A sound with sounds of TALK TALK, DREAM THEATER, SUBSIGNAL, HAKEN, ARENA, a melting-pot sound that left me speechless.

"Dark to Overcome" begins long (17 minutes) to give the sound bases of the group between the sweetness of the 70's and the delicious brutality of the 2000's of HAKEN; it goes everywhere and it's very melodic, bordering on dancing like TEARS FOR FEARS and TALK TALK; the voice is melodic, the musical digression with a synth eyeing the side of BANKS for a moment; there is a moment of bluesy distraction then it starts halfway on the best ARENA, it's nervous, more prog metal than neo-prog; a crazy vocal crazy break la SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM or at TOWNSEND occurs at the end. "Gusty Ghost" for a conventional neo prog track then mixed with an electronic touch; a bit of acoustic guitar which connects on a melodic and monolithic ambient title due to the importance of the keyboards. "Lovely Lies" or the symphonic, progressive and atmospheric title as we still dream of it; a sound board where the voices are honored, it twirls everywhere. The melodic rhythm at the start gradually swells between vintage keyboards, electronic percussion, classical wind instruments with violin and cello, aerial pads and vocoder; on ARENA, AYREON, SIEGES EVEN, PINK FLOYD period 'Animals'. The finale with cataclysmic drum roll on a spatial sound makes me melt and take advantage of the power of my speakers, I find the MANFRED MANN then again PINK FLOYD, and this riff, this riff very much in the prog metal movement.

"Tiny Monsters" with this drums still highlighted bringing an ethereal voice like pop-rock TALK TALK, art-rock for these musical games with synths and other keyboards, on dancing symphonic new wave with a thunderous air on the keyboard, a must; an explosive solo in a pleasurable break on an electrified AYREON, nervous on an electronic break from the most beautiful era of TANGERINE DREAM; soaring, dreamlike with Andy highlighted; it seems conventional but inventive and varied. "Carry On (The Lyricist)" on K2000, yes this crazy series with the car followed by a maddening riff; an intro with percussions and choirs, the madness of QUEEN for a time with the baroque rock spirit, a bit of SHADOW GALLERY and other SAVATAGE with the charismatic madness of Peter GABRIEL and IQ. Rising sequence, voice la Sid VICIOUS which disorients at 8 minutes with the piano which reverberates, the voice on GENESIS, on the 'Love Is All' then it starts again on the best progressive SAGA of 'Generation 13' and UNITOPIA by the same occasion. Good a pearl all the way to the sensual song, to the delicious atmosphere. "My Enemy" continues which will therefore sit you down for over 20 minutes non-stop; clarinet, sax, drums but what do I like, a supercharged soft 70's title; a bluesy-ballad variation on the piano that sets the tempo; thunderous break with metronomic pads on SYLVAN, vocals and this riff that comes back; final leaving on the crazy musical wanderings of a Devin TOWNSEND with soothing clarinet at the end. "Diamond Ring" ends this album on an ARK sound, yes you remember this group with Jorn on vocals; here it's soft-djent as a genre, on HAKEN again more symphonic; a passage with death voice becomes unhealthy as the air continues to rise with this intoxicating drum roll, end of course.

THE ANCESTRY PROGRAM has just released a concept album, the titles being chained and setting out a high quality musical framework. An immense album which does not invent a new genre but which synthesizes almost perfectly all the trends from the 80s, 90s to the 2010s and today. A truly unclassifiable, fresh and bewitching album that I listen to with avidity, knowing that a part 2 should be released this fall, in short I am waiting for it this time.

alainPP | 5/5 |


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