EYEVORY - Euphobia

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Artist Station | Autor: ML

After last year's debut EP "The True Bequest", "Euphobia" is the first complete work of the German quartet Eyevory. As already there, the musical spectrum on the album is broadly diversified. If it sounds like Jethro Tull in one minute ("Monster"), the group grants him a few hard rock or even musical-like moments in the next. And all this in a prog context. Even when they are too light-weight, like in "Black Bird", they quickly reconcile the listener with hard guitar riffs and flute tones. This musical versatility is made possible by the unusual instrumentation in which flutist Kaja Fischer and bassist Jana Frank share the lead vocals, while Sascha Barasa Suso provides the rhythm on many instruments and David Merz contributes guitars and synthesizer sounds. Perhaps the most beautiful song is "Torn", which looks like a relaxed, but also a bit wacky folk version of Marillions "Kayleigh". A hint of hard rock and oriental followed by "1001 Nights". Eyevory remain unpredictable over the entire playing time.

Top track: Torn

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