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Crossover Prog

3.52 | 40 ratings

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4 stars Touchstone is a young progressive rock band from Great Britain releasing their first studio album in 2007 named Discordant dreams. I was very pleasent surprised about this first album of this fantastic new band, great ideas, some excellent vocal arrangements and above all not a single piece is boring or unpleasent. Taken influences from neo prog in places but keeping that crossover feel and symphonic aproach all the time Touchstone really knew how to make a great debut iin progressive rock scene. Absolutly excellent are the alternation between the female voice with the male voice, very worm and right to the heart are the vocal arrangements, well done. The instrumental passages are elaborated and very good, from mellow parts to more rougher in places Discordanr dreams is a total winner for me. See The Light or The Beggar's Song are perfect ex of sheer briliancy of this young band. Powerfull guitar work , awesome keyboards arrangements and excellent vocal parts. What else I need more when I want to talk about a band from new generation who has great skills and inventive pieces. I will give easy 4 stas for this debute, one of the album who needs a wider recognition from progressive rock listners, they are really good. Similar with Mostley Autumn, but less folky and at some point with Magenta but less neo prog more towards eclectic music. Recommended.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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