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Falling Edge


Symphonic Prog

2.76 | 8 ratings

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3 stars Falling Edge, born in 2004, often having difficulty recruiting other musicians and therefore logical waiting between their albums means that this group lately lives on a two-man line-up, Rob Kovar on drums and backing vocals, and Chris Rupert on everything else ! 4 years to release this 4th album in a vein more neo than symphonic in my opinion, let's see:

'Arcane Knowledge' heavy intro of dinos from days gone by; nasal voice a la Fish, Aragon, Magic Pie, brief neo- staggered voice; keyboards round out the nervous riff; an electric arpeggio drawing on the Andalusian amplifies this singular association before an explosive, enjoyable guitar finale. 'What Are You Waiting For?' intro 'Flash' by Queen, a powerful riff that seems to come out of the 70's while rising for a dithyrambic instrumental, crystalline synths denoting with the rhythm, an oriental-oriented break and a title full of energy. 'Just One More Wish' for the neo melody par excellence, hushed voice and dark, mysterious instrumentation with a long intimate break starting on jazzy spaces. 'Not Everyone's Cup of Tea' intro reminding me of an air of Ange the famous 'Capt'aine', yes the music is universal; good the melodic title that passes with the voice accentuated on that of Fish, a reminder of the great years of the 80's; a good title that would be great if released during this decade; the solo wants to be vintage 70. 'Whatever Happened to Christmas?' in radio edit, title that passes without too much hook, more on a counter ballad than anything else. 'Final Dissent (Into Madness?)' superb high intro in yessian notes, there we are of course sympho-prog; do you want some synths that flood this beginning of the title; voice over the archangel at once, warm and moving; break in the solemn first third that lasts and shows the extent of their prog intensity; mid-term, vocal feedback and fresh, playful xylophone; it is the 3rd part that will buy this album because we dive into the world of Lewis CARROLL with the sound of GENESIS revisited, moment of madness.

Falling Edge is worth a listen for the vintage vibe and 27-minute title track; a good album of which I love the slightly high voice which unfortunately refers to the 80s of yesterday, which the fans will love, the new ones will be taken aback, the others will not see a big change.

alainPP | 3/5 |


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