Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Progrock | Autor: AS

After the conclusion of the science fiction two-part "Personal Effects", the Bayreuth quintet Frequency Drift dedicates its third album to the "things and memories that haunt and shape us". No metropolis, nature is now the main location. Accordingly, the band amplifies acoustic instruments such as flute, harp and violin, but also sounds of nature such as chirping and splashing water. Stylistically, rock, classical and folk elements, which were already interwoven on the two previous works, are joined by a pinch of jazz. The record begins with the somewhat bland "Dreams", but can then increase significantly. Ambient sounds à la Paatos and modern art rock form an atmospheric whole with discreet rhythm changes, melodic guitars and fine piano playing, whereby the new compositions appear more mature and multi-faceted. The fifth singer Antje Auer also contributes to the increase in quality with her versatile expression. The band calls their music "Cinematic Progressive Rock". That fits: Head cinema, which becomes richer in contrast with each listening passage.

Top track: Dance No More

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