Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: My Sonic Temple | Autor: WS
Ex-Moth-Vellum guitarist Johannes Luley was looking for a new band after his solo album and found it in virtuoso musicians and singer Ryan Hurtgen. The result is an exciting prog which, like Transatlantic, is skilfully based on the classic models. The conceptual work refers to a SciFi novel set in a post-apocalyptic world full of identity problems. The opener "The Canyon Hill" sounds like a mixture of Yes and the Beatles. With the fast "Helicopter" we go completely into the Yes-Cosmos ("Going For The One"). "Bees And Wasps" builds up beautifully and unfolds an instrumental and compositional diversity. "Walkabout" treats itself to quiet Beatles moments on the acoustic as well as crazy psychedelic mental journeys. "Remnants Of Shields" is a lovely ballad-like folk-prog stuff. In the mighty concluding opus "One Of Your Kind" a floyy slide guitar sounds at the beginning in contrast to the otherwise rather Steve Howe like string work. The album offers a beautiful new prog wonderland to discover.
Top Track: Walkabout