Label: Ipso Facto Music - 001 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock, Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock
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Here to hear! So please just listen to me, and I believe you will hear me and, later, the hero of this review, too. Even if I am certain that I won't find enough words to describe Czyste Ręce - Proletaryat - Zǔǔm the magic and splendor that "Back from the Void" is filled with, I already believe this very sentence is informative enough to make you suitably curious about the album. There are no weak spots on any of the seventeen tracks here, including the only instrumental piece Globes 13though, it would've been better if it was placed just before or even within Archerthe album's closing track featuring only symphonic passages of synthesizer and vocals.
Dark 7 and Man in the Cloud 12 were also performed without the rhythm section and both are notable for solos of flute being at the helm along with passages c) Silent Room - High Wheel - Back From The Void acoustic guitar and piano and those of string ensemble respectively. The latter is a piece of Classical music, while the first represents an acoustic symphonic Art-Rock. Both are characterized with a pronouncedly dramatic and, at the same time, very soulful, warm, Travelin Blues - Loggins & Messina* - Full Sail magical sound, as well as everything on the album.
Symphonic Art-Rock is the most widespread component here, so I won't name the tracks where c) Silent Room - High Wheel - Back From The Void is presented without any stylistic makeweights. The music is unique, really fresh sounding and is amazingly both eclectic and beautiful. The songs have excellent English lyrics, and the lead and backing vocals are as amazingly original and impressive as the instrumental canvas.
Only some of the three-voice chorals may resemble those in Queen, while most of the joint vocal parts I perceive like singing of the sad minstrels choir. The acoustic textures, built by the parts of classical guitar and, in a less degree, by those of piano and flute, are present c) Silent Room - High Wheel - Back From The Void everywhere on the album, being excellently intermixed with electric ones where the astonishing sounds solos!
Starting with a genuine originality, this album possesses everything, which makes the best works of the seventies the eternal classics. Of course, this review is inspired by the music of High Wheel. This is one of the very few wonderful bands still proving that Art-Rock isn't a 'dead' genre and that it is possible to create a true piece of art within that framework.
Hats off to this brilliant quartet! I declare it the album of the month Juneand I am sure that it will remain standing close to the top of my Top 20 for Thank you for keeping the flame of the genre alive High Wheel! VM: June 21, Try an Error The Screamer 2 to 4 : 2.
Before the Raid 3. Blasted by Screams 4. Silent Room 5. Sleepless 6. Void 7. Dark Blind Archer 9 to 17 : 8. On the Archer's Hill 9. Harvest Twisted Intersphere Man in the Cloud Globes Strings Arrows Hall of Fame Engineered by P Rixner.
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