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ANTHROPOCENE

Delusion Squared

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4 stars Delusion Squared is a trio of cross trio from France. Founded in 2009, it has some metallic and eclectic shakes. In simple terms it is a fusion. The first special project was the 2010 "Delusion Squared" with some science fiction elements, and Their team name "Delusion Square" is also appropriate. This year's Anthropocene (meaning "The Human World") is their fourth album (the first three are a trilogy about doomsday, mind control, genetic experiments, nuclear explosion, etc.) and its concept is about the future. Humans, because the resources of our planet are limited, then for humans, is the outcome extinct or something else? The voice of the vocalist can be said to be more charming. Although it is popular but sounds very comfortable, the style of music I feel is like a replica of Porcupine, but it lacks some vintage and classical elements, making it sound modern, smooth and comfortable. It also joins certain electronic Music to predict this sci-fi feeling. The melody is quite beautiful atmosphere, heavy guitar solo improvisation or atmospheric synthesizers are deeply attractive. It sounds pretty good, in my opinion worthy of an evaluation of at least a four-star, may also need to study after the inspection, combined with their first trilogy together, highly recommended!
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Posted Saturday, April 7, 2018 | Review Permalink
5 stars Delusion Squared is a cross prog music trio from France. Founded in 2009, it has some metallic and eclectic shakes. In simple terms it is a fusion. The first special project was the 2010 "Delusion Squared" with some science fiction elements, and their team name "Delusion Squared" is also appropriate. This year's Anthropocene (meaning "The Human World") is their fourth album (the first three are a trilogy about doomsday, mind control, genetic experiments, nuclear explosion, etc.) and its concept is about the future. Humans, because the resources of our planet are limited, then for humans, is the outcome extinct or something else? The voice of the vocalist can be said to be more charming. Although it is popular but sounds very comfortable, the style of music I feel is like a replica of Porcupine Tree with some vintage and classical elements, making it sound modern and smooth. It also joins certain electronic music to predict this sci-fi feeling. The melody is quite beautiful atmosphere, heavy guitar solo improvisation or atmospheric synthesizers are deeply attractive. It sounds pretty good, in my opinion worthy of an evaluation of at least a 4.5 stars. Highly recommended!
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Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Review Permalink
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4 stars French band DELUSION SQUARED was formed back in 2009, and in their initial phase as a trio they released three concept albums that was met with quite a bit of positive acclaim. Following a few years of silence the band is back this year as a duo with a new album, "Anthropocene". Like their previous CDs it was self released by the band.

Fairly gentle, atmospheric laden progressive rock is what Delusion Squared provides us with on their fourth studio album "Anthropocene", a production that carries some similarities to the gentler sides of Porcupine Tree first and foremost, and otherwise crafts out it's own nice, little niche in the more atmospheric laden parts of the progressive rock universe. One to seek out by those who favor Mr. Wilson when in a gentle mood, and has a desire to encounter more music made with a similar rather than exact manner.

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Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 | Review Permalink
3 stars If I want to be honest, I must say that I had no idea about this band 'till a week ago. Then I saw their album climbing at the Prog Archive's album charts and I became curious to learn more about them.

I can't compare this album with any of their previous works, because I don't know them, but I must say that I'm pleased with this first 'touch'. Their style is rather melodic and soft, the vocals are very good, (they sing in English), their compositions are very interesting, and the overall outcome is satisfying to say the least. Their music consists of soft melodies, beautiful guitar passages and solos and some keyboards that adding a sci-fi feeling to the album.

I feel that I should listen to this album a few more times in order to be able to appreciate it better, but as I wrote, I'm already pleased with it. My Rating: 3.5 stars

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Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 | Review Permalink

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