Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Just For Kicks | Autor: AS
I don't know if the band is called IOEarth or PhiEarth, on their booklets they offer both readings. But the Greek great Phi can be seen there more often. So let's put the British band under "P". After their debut double album of 2009, the two multi-instrumentalists Dave Cureton and Adam Gough together with their colleagues present their second album. The recipe has remained the same: Melodic Neoprog and New Artrock are shaken vigorously and then enriched with different styles of music. In the title song, ambient and oriental meet spherical art rock à la Gazpacho. The following "Live Your Life Part One" is a dreamy trio of Claire Malin's vocals, piano peggios and guitar swabs. Part Two then goes with a marked riff rather in the direction of AOR and Rock, but remains quite toothless. "Drifting" is opened by sacral, mixed singing and then develops into a kind of string ballad with musical-like singing. Speaking of. The new songs often lack the quantity of originality that characterized the pieces of the debut. This may be due to the overly schmaltzy string arrangements.
Top track: Moments