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Timelock: Shows the diversity of the possibilities of the improved band!

Timelock - Sygn Yn

Habitually there should be a couple of years of silence after a Timelock release. Not this time! After the resurrection of Timelock last year and the release of the EP in June, they were re-energized. This energy surge resulted in the release of this album entitled Sygn Yn, with 6 brand new songs including a 19 minute epic 6. The Great Cover-Up Story (18:59).

The now 8-headed band that started in the early nineties, continues to make progressive rock with various twists. Founding members Julian Driessen (keyboards) and Ruud Stoker (vocals) still strive to keep that element in the music. With the solid foundation of Rob Boshuijzen (drums), David Guurink (bass) and the rock roots of Martin Hendriks (guitars) the present album of the re-enforced band is best described as symphonic hard prog.

Arjen Van Den Bosch (orchestral keyboards), Laura Eradus and Coby van Oorschot (backing & additional vocals) make up a special contribution to the present sound. This really puts an extra dimension to the compositions.

The new album Sygn Yn shows the diversity of the possibilities of the improved Timelock. It’s rocking, it’s proggy, sometimes sensitive, surprising, but still recognizable as Timelock.

Between 1980 and 1984 two bands – unaware of each other, were popular. Ywis with Rinus Hollenberg and Julian Driessens and another called Harvest – with Bert De Bruijne and Ruud Stokers . When these bands folded, Stoker and Driessen met paying in a top-40’s cover band and subsequently formed. The Last Detail (releasing a CD and a mini-disc). Subsequently – this led ultimately to the formation of Timelock made up of Hollenberg & Driessen (from Ywis) and Stoker & Driessen (from Harvest).

Timelock disbanded for a while however 2021 saw them reformed with original members Ruud Stokers and Julian Driesssens and releasing a new EP  as mentioned above, nad now the album Sygn Yn.

Tracklist:

1. Moving Landscapes (4:56)

2. Stay Awake (6:09)

3. Everlasting (7:20)

4. The Devils Hour (9:12)

5. Heart Of Mine (5:39)

6. The Great Cover-Up Story (18:59) :

– Pt. 1: Time Slips Away

– Pt. 2: War of Words

– Pt. 3: Revolution

– Pt. 4: The Glimpse

– Pt. 5: Footprints in the Sand

– Pt. 6: Sole Survivor

Total Time 52:15

Line-up:

Ruud Stoker (The Last Detail) – lead & backing vocals

Martin Hendriks – lead & rhythm guitars

Julian Driessen  (Ywis, The Last Detail) – keyboards, synthesizers

David Guurink – bass

Rob Boshuijzen (Maryson) – drums

Arjen Van Den Bosch – orchestral keyboards

Coby Van Oorschot – backing vocals

Laura Eradus – backing vocals

   With:

Eline Ossevoort – vocals (3)

Nino Thomas – grunts (4)

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7174 Articles)
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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