Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Poison Apple | Autor: BSV

The short tour that Steve Hogarth and Marillion wanted to do together in Germany had to be cancelled last year. Instead, Marillion singer Richard Barbieri has now produced a 5-track EP (28 minutes playing time) with Porcupine Tree keyboarder Richard Barbieri, which, like the debut album "Not The Weapon But The Hand" (2012), has almost nothing in common with the two original bands. Sequencers, loops and weird digital sounds are Barbieri's speciality and they completely shape the sound. Completely atypical for him: he often makes use of the piano, for example in "Arc Light", "Elaine" and "Daddy Does Work". Hogarth's voice is as remarkable as ever, but does not reach the same high quality as the keyboard contributions. Especially when it gets louder and more rocky like in "Oil" and "Intergalactic", Barbieri is in top form. Not only does he create strange sounds, he also makes them mutate into rousing grooves. The tabla in "Oil" gives an additional touch of colour. If their diary allows it, Hogarth and Barbieri can dare to release their next album.

Top Track: Oil

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