VIENNA CIRCLE - Silhouette Moon

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Audio Treehouse | Autor: MaB

The brothers Paul and Jack Davis from the English county of Wiltshire were successful with their debut album "White Clouds" (2008). With "Silhouette Moon", the musicians influenced by Pink Floyd, the Beatles and Neal Morse add to that. The compact piano ballad "Strangers" (taken up again in "Together") hints at the size of the following pieces, which offer depth through cleverly layered instrumental parts. Especially at the thirteen-minute "Dreams Presage" the guys show what they've got: enchanted prog, solid riffing, orchestral synthie sounds, delicate acoustic parts and a big finale. In "Woven Wings" the late seventies folkprog by Jethro Tull is reactivated, flute included. What makes "Silhouette Moon" special is the fact that the musicians transport the progrock of past days into our time. Paul Davis captivates with his more poppy "Ballad Of Night" and the spacy spotted "Sea" in his guitar solos by an exquisite, David Gilmour worthy tone selection. A delightful album.

Top track: Dreams Presage

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