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On disc: Project Creation

- Dawn On Pyther - Claudia Ehrhardt - 8 stars

Dawn On Pyther

Dawn On Pyther
(ProgRock Records - 2007)

The Portuguese multi-instrumentalist Hugo Flores is presenting part 2 of his Project Creation - and it's called Dawn On Pyther. The multi-instrumentalist is joined by several singers, drummer Davis Raborn, guitarist Vasco Patricio and Paulo Chagas playing flutes and saxophone - everything else is played be Flores. In 2005 the first part was released, named The Floating World. On the first album the sci-fi story is telling about developing life on a dead planet. Now they moved on to a new planet - to Pyther.
Some kind of jungle sound and atmospheric keyboards lead into The Dawn On Pyther and into the album. Flores has created a Floyd-ish soundscape. But speed up and add some heavy riffs and counter vocal parts as well as choirs and later even a narrated part to tell a piece of the story. With Flying Thoughts they continue and it starts slowly with flute and female vocals - which make me partly think of Cristina Scabbia and Anneke van Giersbergen... With about 78 min. of music you can expect longish songs, but due to tempi changes, breaks and multi-vocal sections it won't get boring. You can almost pick any song to get an idea about Project Creation, only I Am (The Restless One) and Dragonfly Garden - which is mainly instrumental - will mislead you. Also Son Of The Starts has parts which differ from the main part of the album, but it still gives you a good impression, coz here all trademarks of Project Creation's sound are audible.
This album is interesting for fans of progressive rock / metal who like spherical parts and even if Mr. Flores won't overly like the comparison with Ayreon, but fans of the Dutch multi-instrumentalist won't be disappointed by his Portuguese colleague.

8 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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