Three Of A Kind
- Order number: 32940
- Band/Artist: MATERIALEYES
- Format: CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 16.04.2021
Tipp: Three of a Kind is progressive rock! A mix of 70s Yes, Pink Floyd and Camel, with some symphonic prog thrown in.
The album kicks off with “Adrenaline High”. This track starts with a vocal harmony reminiscent of early Yes, followed by a funky riff played on bass, organ and guitar. The time signature fluctuates fluidly throughout the song before the grand finale which repeats the earlier vocal motif. “Fabulist” starts quietly on acoustic guitar and vocal provided by Lawery. Other instruments are then introduced as the song dynamically fluctuates between light and shade, before a searing moog solo takes the limelight. “I Have Loved the Stars Too Long”, penned and sung by Westmoreland, is influenced by the poem, The Old Astronomer by Sarah Williams, which is included in the centre pages of the CD insert. Next is “When Tomorrow Comes Around” centred on a Bo Diddley rhythm and a Nile Rodgers style funky guitar. “No one Knows” touches upon the loss of loved ones, while “The Writings on the Wall” broaches the difficult subject of the horrors of war. The last song on Three of a Kind is “Jerusalem Armageddon”. This track commences with orchestrated strings playing the famous hymn by Sir Hubert Parry. The track then morphs into Armageddon in the form of a musical battle! A fight between the lovers of English tradition, landscape and beauty, and those who would destroy it. Who will win? Three of a Kind should appeal to traditional prog rock fans weaned on Floyd, Yes and perhaps Camel.