Art Rock Show – Mother’s Rhymes (Week 47)

Deze week hebben we het Psychedelic Ensemble uit New York te gast. Dit ensemble combineert progressieve rock, art rock, symfonische rock met klassieke stijlen.

Prog Archives review: “Fans of his previous album, “The Sunstone”, will immediately appreciate this new release as it shares a great deal of compositional elements and vocal stylings. At the time of writing this review, the album was released only for streaming and downloading without liner notes, so the full list of credits is somewhat unknown. However, there is a great deal of violin presence throughout this album, and that can easily be attributed to a past collaborator, Davis Brooks. There are also female vocals, both as lead on “Little Bo Peep”, and backing on many other tracks. To this reviewer’s ear, it is once again the vocalist who goes by the nom de plume, Ann Caren. There are other parts, particularly at the end of track 8, “Rewrite the Rhymes”, that don’t sound like Ann, so there could be (as has been rumored) another female guest vocalist.

Like TPE’s past couple of releases, this album is jam packed with layers of keys, guitar, violin, percussion, and synth. It must be listened to at fairly high volume to give room to the immense dynamic range, and to appreciate the full drama of TPE’s compositions. Keys, as always, are blazingly fast — so much so that Keith Emerson, were he alive, would stand up and applaud. And TPE’s guitar work, both acoustic and electric, really stands out on this album. Attentive listeners will pick out, particularly on track 2, the one-string tremolo on guitar — no doubt derived from his classical mandolin compositions. (…)

TPE has done it again. He created another virtuosic masterpiece that will not age with time. One can’t help but wonder whether some tracks, notably “Farewell” and “Humpty Dumpty” reflect on TPE’s personal experiences, or whether it’s just another example of his epic story telling like we’ve heard on “The Tale of the Golden King”, and “The Sunstone”. Only time, or maybe he himself, will tell. Five stars.”

Naast The Psychedelic Ensemble met Mother’s Rhymes: Virtual Human hebben we deze week: Cirrus Bay (Places Unseen), Delusion Squared (Delusion Squared), Leap Day (From the Days of Deucalion – Chapter 2), Also Eden (It’s kind of you to ask) & Frequency Drift (Over).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 18.00
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