Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Abel | Autor: MD
The Scottish formation Abel Ganz is almost a legend. She has been making music since the eighties, and even though the band's carousel turned quite fast, she is now releasing her new self-titled album six years after her last work. After the orchestral intro "Delusions of Grandeur" she takes us on an incredibly demanding 72-minute journey, in the course of which genres merge into each other. The central piece is clearly the five-part "Obsolescence". Here the listener is offered a real firework of musical emotions. Abel Ganz experiment, change the tempo in the middle of the song. But where this would perhaps end in chaos with other musicians, here it ends in controlled chaos, yes one can even say, in harmony. When you close your eyes and allow yourself to be lulled by the sounds of "Unconditional", it feels like immersing yourself in a warm bath. Abel Ganz set the bar pretty high with this masterpiece. To surpass this work is likely to be difficult.
Top Track: Obsolescence