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CD REVIEW TIDES FROM THE NEBULA ETERNAL MOVEMENT

TIDES FROM THE NEBULA

ETERNAL MOVEMENT

2013

 

 

ATOMIC PROG

 

 

These eight tracks from Tides of Nebula will get you thinking. Instrumental Progressive rock hasn’t sounded this fresh and insistent for a while, scattering soundscapes in the air the opening pair ‘Laughter of the Gods’ and ‘Only with Presence’ set up the album beautifully.  If you love instrumental Progressive Rock then Poland’s Tides From the Nebula is a band to reckon with.

 


As the press says, on this the bands third outing:  “The band locked themselves away in their own studio for six months, focusing 100% on writing new material. The result, an album full of energetic, bright and uplifting tracks inspired by the bands thoughts on existence, consciousness and identity. The album title, ‘Eternal Movement’ is the movement of life, of the World. When we look at things as a microcosm, deep within the atom it’s just energy and therefore movement. All we are, all we see is movement. The ‘Eternal Movement’ sound is the bands most colourful to date. In their own words: “‘It’s energetic, full of hope and light. It’s has a greater depth of sound as we used several more guitars, different drum kits and far more keyboards than previous albums”.

 


As someone who largely thinks Prog is a dirty word and far from ‘progressive’ there are of course exceptions and this album is one that stands out. Uncomplicated by vocals the music is both uplifting and poignant. The sort of album you can close your eyes to and let your mind be swept along with.
‘Sartori’ with its gentle guitar intro particularly stands out an is not a million miles away, had it vocals attached from modern alt-rock, without a voice though the music somehow seems so much more powerful as the guitar crashes in. There are many other wonderful moments too like ‘Hollow Lights’ and the slowly building final track ‘Up From Eden’.  
   

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

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