DAWN - Darker

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: The Laser’s Edge | Autor: AS

Founded in 1996 in Montreux (French-speaking Switzerland), the Dawn Quartet played at the Montreux Jazz Festival and supported Kansas and Fish. His debut album "Loneliness" was released in 2007, combining spacy new art rock with retroprog. Above all, Dawn was able to please with exciting mellotron and synth sounds, with which they naturally continued the tradition of relevant bands from the seventies who used these sounds. This influence now dominates even more on "Darker", with which René Degoumois (voc, guit), Nicolas Gerber (keys), Julien Vuataz (b) and Patrick Dufresne (dr) now follow up. The rather high vocals ("Cold") seem a bit strange at first with its accentuated English, but you quickly get used to it. The following title track with its original melancholic harmonies is the first highlight, from which Dawn is picking up more and more speed. In the end they made an eventful journey from Canterbury (Caravan) via Surrey (Genesis) to Manchester (Van der Graaf Generator), where they were allowed to pull the cabbage pipe a few times.

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