Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Quixote | Autor: WS

After their four-season cycle, the German formation Poor Genetic has dedicated itself to material inspired by high literature: "Island Noises" was the realization of Shakespeare's drama "The Tempest". The conceptual work "A Day In June" now comes across as equally heavyweighted as the most important novel by the Irish writer James Joyce, "Ulysses". The principle of the "stream of consciousness" visionarily applied by Joyce is transformed here into highly associative texts. An exciting dialogue between father and son is also spun, sung by PGM singer Phil Griffiths and his father Martin (ex-Beggar's Opera). The music is one of the most expressive PGM has ever created. A gear rockier than usual, the concert-jazz artrock has been brought closer to modern prog, atmospheric keys are effectively combined with prog guitars in eight melodically catchy but complex arranged tracks. In the very lyrical flute passages the best memories of the classical Genesis are awakened. "A Day In June" is the perfect prog entry plate into the finally beginning summer - a real emotional appetizer.

Top track: Martello Morning

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