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Friday, 27 December 2013

SKY ARCHITECT REVIEW

http://ytsejam.com/music-review/sky-architect-billion-years-solitude/


SKY ARCHITECT – A BILLION YEARS OF SOLITUDE

December 16, 2013by Tommy HashNo Comments
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Label : Galileo Records
Link : http://www.skyarchitect.com/
            It’s as if this band is on the verge of flipping a coin to float inter either space rock or modern melodic/neo territories; yet clinging onto one subgenre isn’t what Dutch proggers Sky Architect are about. An alchemy of Hawkwind-ish & Floydian trips put forth with the occasional metalized demeanor via Kingcrow and Pain of Salvation, the band does find peace with pop melodies ala-It Bites & Marillion; In Short, A Billion years of Solitude is a hodgepodge of influences representing all things modern prog.
The extended “The Curious One” opens up the record bleeding with sci-fi synth tones and sophisticated musicianship in a tight grip, making their fusion chops shine, setting the tone for the rest of the record. “Jim’s Trip to Hell” shows the funky side of the band mashing up a groove relevant textures with dirty overdriven guitars, while “Tides” immerses itself riding on the wings of more steady laid back electric folk-ballad approach; but on the coattails of this, both “Elegy of a Solitary Giant” and “Traveller’s Last Candle” expose the musicianship side of the album, proving all that does dominate the overall vibe with these two additional multi-faceted storytelling tunes. Mostly a voyage for proggers, as the album will bring delight for art rock fans, maybe not so for those into AOR or metal, yet production skills and the compositional approach will keep the listener on their toes with what heralds a real band making a real recording.
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
A Billion Years of Solitude
CD - £9.99

A Dying Man's Hymn
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