Art Rock Show – Virtual Human (Week 46)

De Franse progressieve rockband Orion is terug met een vijfde album. De vorige twee albums waren al erg knap en dit keer hebben ze zichzelf overtroffen.

Prog Archives review: “Virtual Human is a departure from their more symphonic previous catalogue, daringly edging towards a jazzier, more subtle form of prog, certainly more upbeat and crystalline than ever before . While still loaded with crafty chords and complex arrangements, the onus was now more squarely focused on attractive melodies . Lead singer and composer Jerome Nigou certainly stamps his positive style on the tracks , with a mellifluous voice that glides, swoons and caresses with flair. All the other musicians played on the previous opus ‘Le Survivant’, namely keyboardist Paul Cribaillet , electric guitarist PJ Horville as well as the tight rhythm section of Eric Halter on bass and Cedric Affre on drums. 5 songs are sung in English and 2 in French.

(…) Orion mark II is quite the discovery, with a bright future ahead. I am still enthralled by ”La Face Visible” as it delved into subject matter that I hold dear to my heart as it relates directly to who I am and what I have become. It would be therefore unfair to compare it to this new release or any other prog album out there! If you enjoyed Siiilk, another super French band that has some similarities with Orion 2.0 than you will love Virtual Human.”

Naast Orion met Orion 2.0: Virtual Human hebben we deze week: Huis (Abandoned), Freedom to Glide (Rain), Isildurs Bane & Steve Hogarth (Colours Not Found In Nature), Hasse Froberg & the Musical Companion (HFMC) & Camel (Coming of Age).

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