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Solar Project: With a pretext for the remarkable interventions of the synths…..

Solar Project - Ghost Lights

Solar Project have released twelve albums and the last album Ghost Lights was released some weeks ago. Ghost Light is in good prog tradition a concept album. The lyrics is about misguided behavior of mankind and comes in five chapters and there are of course five songs.

The title track Ghost Lights is powerful and epic and last more than 16 minutes and always remains in a progressive / hovering style, with some jazzy touches, the hallmark of Solar Project. The song which begins with just the effects of synths and a classical guitar, adds the vocals, then builds itself finally with all the other instruments, maintaining the interest in the melody until the final.

 The track Prey starts off as a lounge and lazy song, but goes through an interesting progression with a more atmospheric approach in the second part, a pretext for the remarkable interventions of the synths.

Tracklist:

1. Ghost Lights (16:16)

2. Prey (5:24)

3. On The Run (10:27)

4. Chivvy (10:13)

5. Fen-Fire (8:48)

Total Time 51:08

Line-up:

Holger Vom Bruch: vocals

Sandra Baetzel: vocals, back vocals & saxophones

Sebastian Jungermann: basses

Stefan Schnelting: percussion

Florian Schlott: drums

Peter Terhoeven: guitars

Robert Valet: keyboards

Volker Janacek, Peter Terhoeven and Robert Valet were the core part of a band called Solar System which existed from 1981 to 1987. In summer 1988 they decided to produce a CD documenting their musical material from the 80s and asked some guest musicians to join them. After one year of recording sessions the album The Final Solution was published in February 1990. It is sold out by now but back then the sales figures were pretty low because the band had a hard time finding distributors.

The music from Solar Project has often a small amount of neo mixed with some elements of symphonic and melodic. The result is nice vocals (male, female and choir) melodic prog style and heavy rhythms. World Games and The House Of S. Phrenia albums are marked by Pink Floyd`s influence. Solar Project actually successfully adds a new facet to Nineties neo progressive and have some minor jazz flirting.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5848 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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