Art Rock Show – Power of Three (Week 25)

Time Horizon uit Noord-Californië brengt hun derde album Power Of Three uit en trapt af met een geweldig gastoptreden van Saga zanger Michael Sadler. “Living For Another Day” lijkt speciaal geschreven voor Sadler, hij klinkt fantastisch, en er zijn een paar coole lead trade-offs tussen toetsenist Ralph Otteson en leadgitarist Michael Gregory.

Prog Archives review: “Third time is a charm for Time Horizon and The Power of Three album (now that is what I call convoluted wordplay) , just released in early 2022. Their first two albums were gratifyingly attractive, setting the stage for this third masterpiece. While I enjoy the bleak, atmospheric, dark and at times doomsday-ish style of prog, it is certainly very handy to listen to something a bit more joyful and upbeat. (….)

Just being positive is what they really wish to evoke and that, they do well indeed. First, the superlative musicality jumps right out at you with massive symphonic keyboard textures, fortified by a wicked rhythm section, as both the reptilian bass and the eruptive drums are first rate. With dual guitarists and two keyboard players, the sound is overpowering, bombastic and often outright poignant, as the material here really shoots for the stars. The lead vocals by David Bradley Mau are exceptionally interesting, very impressive, hinting at times at Saga’s Michael Sadler, one of the finer voices in prog rock. Though not boldly going beyond the universe in terms of style, the crafty melodies and the instrumental prowess are seductively enchanting, offering up a convincing set-list of hummable, yet sophisticated tunes, well balanced and expertly arranged. If Yes would have followed this recipe instead of the poppier dross found on their more recent albums, they would still be leading the prog movement. (…)

I fully understand that I keep giving 5 star reviews, much to the chagrin of some who feel this may be gratuitous but this has been my mantra since day one on PA, highlighting what is really good and staying away from the dross altogether, letting others do the dirty work (Steely Dan song, I believe). I choose to remain positive and upbeat.”

Naast Time Horizon met Power of Three, Dave Bainbridge (To the Far Away), Crystal Palace (Dawn of Eternity), Red Sand (Cinéma Du Vieux Cartier), The Reasoning (Adventures in Neverland) & Arena (Breakfast in Biarritz).”

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