DICE - Twentaurus

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Scene | Autor: WS

The Leipzig prog band Dice celebrates its fortieth birthday. What would Dice be like if she didn't dig up a new opus, appropriately titled "Twentaurus" (the twentieth album of the Prog-Dinos). In the opening track "I See The Light" the capercaillie crows to the sounds of a motorway and the harmonica, which has been added since the last album "Para-Dice", also takes on a leading role: "Play-mir-the-sied-the-sied-of-death"-prog. Peter Viertels guitar comes across as always floydig and psychedelic. It's very similar with bandleader Christian Nóvé's keyboard work. In "Sometimes In The Silence" the prog-frickel factor increases and at the end of the track you treat yourself to a spherical fade-out. In the Moody-Blues-heavy "The Darkness Of The Universe", however, Dice makes use of melodic clichés. In general, light pop monz is not always avoided in choruses. The short, crunchy instrumental title track with marimba and herbaceous sounds does the band good, and the hamonika passages in particular lend the band new originality and taste.

Top track: I See The Light

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