Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Just For Kicks | Autor: BSV

Pete Riley and Andy Nixon were once on The Dark Side Of The Wall, a pink Floyd tribute band. Now the two Brits are Freedom To Glide and have presented their longplay debut with "Rain". Rain" has little to do with Pink Floyd. At best the guitars in the opener "Rain (Part 1)" still remind of David Gilmour. Otherwise there is a big difference: Freedom To Glide lacks the surprising moments. There is a lack of the unusual. Their artrock in the 15 tracks is simply too conservative, too predictable to convince. Except for a few moments, everything here is wrapped in cotton wool. Like their Norwegian colleagues from Gazpacho, they can't get out of their skin and instead focus fully on harmony. And this, although "Rain" has a concept about the war as its theme. No doubt, Freedom To Glide understand their craft, know how to write sustainable melodies, play good guitar solos and arrange elegantly. But that's not enough to hold the tension for over 60 minutes. A little more daring, please The potential is there.

Top track: Angels And Stones

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