Week 13 – Art Rock – Solitude

Niets leuker dan een band met een eigen smoel en een eigen geluid. IO Earth klinkt eerlijk gezegd uniek en laat een veelheid aan stijlen horen. Veel kwalificaties zijn op de muziek van toepassing: symfonisch, orkestraal, klassiek, folk, jazz, wereldmuziek enz. enz.

The Prog Mind review: “Solitude is truly an electric album with extensive orchestrations and cinematic flairs. The band doesn’t always use this to create the same climactic song structures over and over, but instead experiment with various loud/soft techniques and ambient portions that add personality and the feeling of scale and height.

The performances are masterful, as well. As I said, Rosanna has a great voice that really matches and keeps up with the music. Dave is one of the best guitarists in prog today. He can be emotional but also very technical, too. His guitar playing on this album is full of hefty riffs and grand solos, and I feel like he will be standout player for 2018 as a whole. From Luke’s sax to Jez’s violin, there are plenty of flourishes and accents that make the music come alive. I’m also impressed by the rhythm section from Christian Nokes on bass and Christian Jerromes on drums: The bass has lots of oomph and the two musicians work splendidly together to elevate the whole album.

There are several mesmerizing songs on this album. Solitude starts the album with gusto. The song has a very shadowy and spacey feel to it, but guitar riffs bring us down to where the rubber meets the road with grit and an enormous sound. ‘Strangest Ways in Life’ is a grand song with mighty orchestrations paired against delicate piano.

(…) IO Earth has created their best album since the debut. It is huge and sprawling and melodious, and it will take you away. ‘Solitude’, while melancholy lyrically, will uplift you and help you fly.

Naast IO Earth met Solitude hebben we deze week: Nightwish (Century Child), Within Temptation (Hydra), Steve Hackett (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Evanescence (Fallen) & Magenta (Revolutions).

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