ZENIT - The Chandrasekhar Limit

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Galileo | Autor: BSV

There is nothing reprehensible about fully referring to the Genesis of the years 1970 to 1974. Especially not if, like Zenit, you integrate thousands and thousands of ideas into your music. The Chandrasekhar Limit", the third album of the Swiss Progformation, is a positive album. The opener "Awaken" offers numerous details and a lot of variety. The only constant is the bow to early Genesis. Also remarkable is the interplay of solo guitar and organ. This is reminiscent of the Gilmour/Wright combination. The 17-minute "Matrimandir" comes along with Indian vocals and sitar-like sounds. So Zenit do break away from Genesis after all. A piano solo and polyphonic vocals make you happy. Quiet acoustic passages surprise. "The Daydream Suite" with its 24 minutes is a typical prog longtrack. Arrangements and rhythms change constantly, but this unfortunately disturbs the flow of the piece considerably. Also, the overall production leaves much to be desired. The dynamics are missing, the sound is too thin. That's really too bad.

Top Track: Pulsar

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