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BAND/AUTHOR:

SKYLAKE

(NETHERLANDS)

TITLE:
IN ORBIT
RELEASE DATE:
2019
LABEL:
FREIA
GENRE:
PROGRESSIVE ROCK
""In Orbit" offers us compositions with multiple finery and twists and turns, where variations in intensity and themes take us from one universe to another while maintaining a constant interest."
TONYB - 21.06.2019 -
A young Dutch band, Skylake took almost four years to write and format his first album, "In Orbit", composed of seven original tracks.
Claiming influences from Tesseract, Porcupine Tree, Karnivool and Anathema, the quartet led by Suzan van den Engel describes its music as alternative rock with a sound spectrum ranging from calm atmospheres to more metallic riffs.

And the eight minutes proposed by'The Storm' will indeed clearly confirm this trend, with a good big hint of progressive rock inside. On odd rhythms, Skylake starts the hostilities with a track that mixes a rather classical neoprog, very melodic, combined with dazzling instrumental interventions very electric. The balance between the rather soft female vocals and the muscular instrumental passages is rather seductive, even if it means sometimes letting yourself get caught up in pure and hard metal ('War Within').

We will find this pattern on the whole of the cake, and more particularly on "Vicious" where, after a very rock start with guitars, the female voice is essential, accompanied by a magnificent knitting of strings before leaving the place to an instrumental development unfortunately too short. And it is this last point that leaves a little taste of bitterness in the ears of the pure and hard protagonist.
Indeed, many instrumental breaks offer a very interesting potential for progression, with musicians of displayed virtuosity, unfortunately untapped most of the time and reduced to a few moments between two sung parts ('Crossroads' for example). Fortunately there are some exceptions to this, including the central part and the final part of "Prisoner", probably the most accomplished track on the album.

Nevertheless, with the exception of "Haste" and its rapidly going round in circles, "In Orbit" offers us compositions with multiple finery and twists and turns, where variations in intensity and themes take us from one universe to another while maintaining a constant interest.
The quality of the instrumentalists and Suzan Van den Engel's enchanting voice quickly hooked the listener, and never let go for 44 minutes, a period that was now union time to stick to the return to the vinyl cake.

More informations on https://www.facebook.com/skylakeband/

VIDEO

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PORCUPINE TREE, ANATHEMA, STEVEN WILSON, TESSERACT, KARNIVOOL

TRACK LISTING

01. The Storm - 8:02
02. Haste - 5:37
03. Prisoner - 6:48
04. Smooth Skin / War Within - 6:47
05. Vicious - 5:50
06. Crossroads - 4:40
07. Luna - 6:50


LINEUP

Arjan Laan: Batterie
Bart Laan: Chant / Guitares
Charlie Feld: Basse
Suzan Van Den Engel: Chant / Harpe
Felix Kessels: Invité / Violon, Violoncelle


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