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Review by Gary Hill

This is a killer modern progressive rock album. There are plenty of sounds that link it close to things like Tool, but it also leans heavily on Yes and King Crimson. There is even some funk in the mix. Whatever you call it, though, it’s quite tasty.

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Track by Track Review
Sand

Dramatic and mysterious in tone, this fairly short instrumental starts quite mellow, but pounds out into some serious fury as it continues.

Triebwerk

There’s definitely some Yes and King Crimson built into this killer instrumental. It’s got a cool groove and some great classic progressive rock sounds.

9 Days Of Tripping

This is an awesome jam. It’s got plenty of that King Crimson thing going on with a crunch a bit like Tool and some major space rock built into it. They take it into more atmospheric territory at times and then powers back out to some serious rocking movements from there. There are some great melodic bits in this thing and it works through quite a few changes and really turns towards thrash at times.

Eis

Here is a cut that starts slow moving, melodic and mellower than the sounds that preceded it. It has a lot of atmospheric textures but there’s still a driving rhythm section at the same time. It’s dark and strange, but still there is melody here. It gets noisy and pretty frantic with a definite King Crimson type edge. While the changes are slow and gradual, it definitely gets much more powerful and hard edged.

Fehlfunktion

There might not be a lot of funk in this tune, but there really is some. That’s for sure. It’s a killer number that works through a number of sounds and flavors and still does it all with a killer modern progressive rock groove. It gets heavy at times, but yet has plenty of melody on hand. It does really get pretty crazed later.

Licht
This comes in fairly mellow and powers out after a time. There are some great wave of echoey guitar over the top as the rhythm section drives this beast. In a lot of ways this is the most melodic and brightest cut of the disc. It has a number of different sections and is one of the more unique pieces here, yet it still fits with the rest of the set.
 
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