This French progressive-rock band transmits an amenable stride here. The unit’s third release bears a multidimensional communiqué, where the thrusting rhythmic ideologies of King Crimson merge with classic ‘70s British rock, and avant-garde electronica. The core, keys-bass-drums unit is augmented with guest guitarists; Sebastien Carmona and Cyril Malderez, performing on selected works. With a synth/keys-heavy line of attack amid rippling guitar lines, the group’s pleasantly-in-your-face gait is engineered upon supple time signatures, colorific sound-shaping themes and ballsy, firepower.
The musicians hit it hard throughout! Think of an ongoing musical transformation where dream-like motifs blossom into blitzing polyrhythmic choruses, energized by off-kilter shifts in strategy. More importantly, the band pursues cinematic like overtures via its hammering prog-rock stylizations and harrowing backwash treatments. But on the piece titled "Station 9," Olivier Tejedor’s oscillating synth choruses foretell an ominous sequence of events, counterbalanced by bizarre EFX-drenched free-rock mania.
They periodically mitigate the hyper-mode like aerial assault with childlike innocence, marked by ethereally arranged bridges and simply designed ostinatos. No doubt about it, this consortium has attained a higher degree of maturity with the advent of this recently issued production. Nicely orchestrated but ferociously executed, this trio has spiraled to a loftier musical plane.