Art Rock Show – Geography (Week 13)

Overworld Dreams is een groepje progrockers uit New Jersey die geïnspireerd zijn door jaren zeventig maar een moderne invulling willen geven aan de progressieve rock.

Prog Archives review: “I heard about this band’s third release from a friend who knew I liked the old style of long, epic-type songs the prog bands of old did regularly. With only two songs, each well over 20 minutes in length, I figured I’d give it a listen.
I’m glad I did! The arrangements and song composition garnered my attention. Warning: give this material two listens back to back. Soak in what is offered.

I’ll start with the keyboards. Why? For me, a big part of prog begins and ends with the keyboards. Every serious prog band has a good one. This band is no exception. The main keyboardist, Ken Walker, displays a wide range of skills on both piano and synths. His classically-themed piano fits well with the sometimes chamber style, sometimes orchestra song construction. The string introduction to the third part of Forces of Nature is beautiful and a throwback to the Americana-style of classical composition. Think Grofe or Copeland. Perhaps Mr. Walker was a fan of the great Keith Emerson. In Geography, he flutters between melodic minimalist and complex harmonic structured playing. (…)

Matt Maugeri and Elizabeth Holder have very different singing styles, but together offer a pleasing contrast in vocal styles presented. The opening of Forces of Nature features an impressive canon-style vocal and piano introduction. I didn’t know bands wrote like this anymore. Harmony construction is top notch.”

Naast Overworld Dreams (Geography), TRK Project (Odyssey 9999), The Adekaem (Sound Coloring), Drifting Sun (Forsaken Innocence), Pymlico (Guiding Light), Crystal Palace (Psychedelic Sleep) & IO Earth (Live In The USA).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 24.00

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