SKY ARCHITECT - A Billion Years Of Solitude

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 5/10 | Label: Galileo | Autor: AS

The Dutchmen of Sky Architect met while studying at the Rotterdam Pop Academy. Do you think they locked it, too? Drum rolls, space guitars and all sorts of synthie chatter - you might think you're getting some Öresund Space Collective clones ready to go here. But then the whole thing drifts into too shallow spheres, where it remains disoriented. It gets rockier then, but the lack of direction remains. Rock power alternates again and again with Laid-Back passages. But how they are connected remains the secret of the quintet. There are quite interesting, partly also rhythmically clever moments. But nothing is worked out further, nothing is deepened, nothing really goes together. This is most annoying in "Elegy Of A Solitary Giant", because this ten-minute song contains the ideas with the most potential - but which could hardly be presented further apart than in this piece. So the sky architects still have to work hard on the consistency and dynamics. Maybe show them - nomen est omen? - their track "Revolution" is on its way.

Top Track: Revolution

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