KNIGHT AREA - Between Two Steps (EP)

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: ohne Wertung | Label: Just For Kicks | Autor: MB

"Between Two Steps" (already released in September 2013 in Holland as an in-house production) fulfils several functions at once. Firstly, Knight Area will bridge the gap between "Nine Paths" (2011) and the new album announced for this year with this of their first EPs. From this perspective, then, the title is also program. Secondly it is the first sign of life of the new line-up with guitarist Mark Bogert and bassist Peter Vink. With "Forever Now" (from "The Sun Also Rises") and "Dreamweaver" (from "From Under A New Sign") two appealing new recordings are offered. The two fresh titles "Bubble" and "This Day" follow, a wonderfully melancholic melodic rocker. And in the end, newcomer Bogert is allowed to set the stage for the instrumental "Xerenity" with a great solo reminiscent of Andy Latimer's (Camel) great deeds. All in all "Between Two Steps" is a pleasant sign of life for the band around keyboarder/mastermind Gerben Klazinga. The Neoprog community may access without large thinking.

Top track: Dreamweaver

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