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    Different Light

    For the unaware, DIFFERENT LIGHT have been around since 1994. The combo went through various personnel changes to emerge the current line-up, embracing Trevor Tabone (keyboards / vocals), Petr Lux (guitars / backing vocals), Jirka Matousek (bass) and Petr Matousek (drums). Their newest CD ‘The Burden of Paradise’ takes the listener on melodic journey, blending a handful of styles. As far as I’m concerned, the subject matter balances between high standard neoprog and symphonic AOR, joined by glossy progressive metal and pop sensibility. These components result in great alliance. Particular album begins with a lengthy opus ‘In the Grand Scheme of Things’, where each segment is constructed to showcase the common route. The deep flowing keyboards and excellent guitar overlay scatter across 22 + minutes, bringing charm to thematic development of suite. The rhythm section is given ample space, animating the context within. Evocative vocals are turning around the instrumental prowess. The second track ‘Voice of Outside' keeps acoustic guitar, elegant piano and affective singing. Later on, some strings and percussion are appeared but the whole vibe remains light and airy. Graceful harmonies provide a supplementary depth. The follow-up, instrumental tune ‘A St. Martin’s Summer’ reflects a calm approach of Dream Theater as source for inspiration. Then we cross over into ‘Eternal Return’, featuring plenty of sequences. Like a homage to musical trademarks of Supertramp, this multi-part composition is replete with spectacular orchestrations underpinned by exciting choirs. There are noteworthy hooks, shifts in tempo and direction. The album continues by ‘Transient Dream’. Wriggling through changes, the song is full of colour and vibrant. What next? A kind of filmic interlude 'Mare Imbrium', whereat sound effects inject disturbing atmosphere. The penultimate chapter ‘In Love and War’ is divided on two respective halves, setting much more than a sum of diverse ingredients. The CD finishes off with balladry ‘All for You’. Translucent keyboards and evolving vocals lead the way. Cleverly crafted harmonies broaden the horizon. Occasionally, the acoustic guitar has an opportunity to shine. Switching bass and drums move along underneath a melody line. Au revoir! …
    Overall, the listening experience is most pleasant. The enjoyment seems to increase with every spin as additional nuances are drawn out. Fans of softer, melodic progressive rock should definitely want to pick up a copy of 'The Burden of Paradise'. Visit the band’s website for more info, details and updates.

    http://www.differentlight.cz/


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    A link to DPRP review.

    http://www.dprp.net/reviews/2016-011.php#differentlight

    9 out of 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    I'm sorry Prog Head, with some side-sympathy for the musicians in the band.
    They don't know a different light...
    To each his own, John... I just do my best to describe particular band (album) the way I can.

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    The full album is available to listen to on Progstreaming site.

    http://progstreaming.nl/pages/play-a...en+of+Paradise
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    Different Light have began to create a successor for their CD 'The Burden of Paradise’. And the next album is tentatively scheduled to early 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prog Head View Post
    The full album is available to listen to on Progstreaming site.

    http://progstreaming.nl/pages/play-a...en+of+Paradise
    For the time being, this page doesn't exist any more. But you may listen to entire album via YouTube chanel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ6gcztBuFg
    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prog Head View Post
    Different Light have began to create a successor for their CD 'The Burden of Paradise’.
    The working title is 'Binary Suns'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prog Head View Post
    The working title is 'Binary Suns'.

    About one hour of material is written. Six new compositions (including three multi-layered tracks).

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    The album will feature: Amphibians (4 parts), Faith, Spectres and Permanent Apparitions (7 parts), Two Faces, The Answer, On The Borderline (6 parts). As I was lucky enough to hear some demoings, have to say that everything sounds great.

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    Different Light are getting close to some excellent news in the coming month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prog Head View Post
    Different Light are getting close to some excellent news in the coming month.
    The new album is on a verge of completion.

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    It should be available on May 31-st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prog Head View Post
    The new album is on a verge of completion.



    It should be available on May 31-st.
    Unfortunately, the date of release is postponed to late July / early August time.

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