SYNAESTHESIA - Synaesthesia

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Giant Electric Pea | Autor: WP

When two or more physically separate areas of perception connect in a person, it is called synaesthesia. Warm sound, bright tones are only two synaesthesias common in music, which also apply to the prog band named after this phenomenon. Head of the British is 20-year-old Adam Warne, who can be heard on keyboards, drums and as lead singer and also wrote the lyrics for the debut album. The label GEP took Warne under their wing and put IQ guitarist Michael Holmes at his side as producer. You can hear that. Not only on "Noumenon" (but there most clearly) IQ shine through. According to Warne, Frost*, Porcupine Tree and The Muse also served as role models. In fact, Synaesthesia moves in a more quiet environment than the bands mentioned. Much work is done with flat keyboard and synth sounds that meet powerful guitars, but the feel-good zone is hardly ever left. Nevertheless, the album, for which Holmes himself has picked up the bass, is an amazingly mature, skilfully recorded high-gloss prog debut, which not only the longtrack "Time, Tension & Intervention" proves.

Top Track: Time, Tension & Intervention

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