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.
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
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
Eline Ossevoort – vocals (3)
Nino Thomas – grunts (4)