Welcome to Progressiveworld.net - Your Ultimate Guide To Progressive Music
  


Contact ProgressiveWorld: P O Box 1476, Glendora, CA 91740-1476; info@progressiveworld.net

Features
  • Home
  • Advertising
  • Articles/Editorials
  • AvantGo
  • CD/DVD Reviews
  • Downloads
  • FAQ
  • Feedback
  • Festivals
  • Interviews
  • News Archive
  • Recommend Us
  • Releases
  • ReleasesArchive
  • Search
  • Submit News
  • Surveys
  • Top 10
  • Topics
  • Web Links
  • Your Account


  • Recent Additions
    ·CD/DVD: Jethro Tull - A Passion Play - An Extended Performance
    ·CD/DVD: Anderson, Ian - Homo Erraticus
    ·CD/DVD: Ayreon - The Theory Of Everything
    ·CD/DVD: Flying Colors - Live In Europe
    ·CD/DVD: Mostly Autumn - Live At The Boerderij
    ·Live: RoSFest 2011 (May 2011)
    ·Live: Wishbone Ash (April 2011)
    ·Live: Rudess, Jordan And Marco Minnemann In Concert On BandCrashers.com (December 2010)
    ·Live: Electric Sorcery (May 2009)
    ·Live: RoSFest 2010 (May 2010)
    ·Interview: Rigoni, Alberto (January 2013)
    ·Interview: Wetton, John (July 2011)
    ·Interview: Mangini, Mike (May 2011)
    ·Interview: Benešovský, Filip (October 2009)
    ·Interview: Shelley, Lynnette and Brandon Ross (April 2008)


    Event Calendar


    Who's Online
    There are currently, 110 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

    You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here


    Login
    Nickname

    Password

    Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.


    Languages
    Select Interface Language:



      

    Omni - Paint By Numbers


    Year of Release: 2002
    Label: self-released
    Catalog Number: n/a
    Format: CD
    Total Time: 34:32:00

    This review is excerpted from Clayton's May 4, 2003 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

    A modern-rock band with prog sensibilities, Omni know the meaning of dynamic. On the first track, "Paint By Numbers," for example, laid-back vocals overlaying almost ambient backgrounds suddenly explode with distorted guitars. The second track, on the other hand, features a complex bass line that chugs below the lead vocal, while staccato guitar accents decorate the verses and metal guitar detonates in the choruses. If Omni have a signature sound, it's how most songs feature verses with vocals over a drums/bass background, with the guitar coming forward mostly in the choruses.

    My only criticism is the vocal arrangements. One expects the vocalist, who is a good enough singer, to reach for higher registers in the choruses, or at least belt them out with extra energy, but he always stays at an level keel, something that detracts from the otherwise great arrangements. Still, the songs, which are creative and darkly atmospheric, are the real stars here. In fact, modern rock doesn't get much better than this, without becoming fully progressive. Of special interest is that the album was produced by Chris Ronan Murphy, who has worked with King Crimson.


    Tracklisting:
    Paint By Numbers (4:55) / Every Day (4:04) / Porcelain (4:52) / C (4:48) / Inward (2:47) / Capture (4:21) / Release (5:52) / Soliloquy (4:13)

    Musicians:
    Hans Twite - vocals, guitar
    Chris Cullman - bass, stick
    Will Andrews - drums

    Discography:
    Paint By Numbers (2001)
    EP (2004)
    Ghosts (2007)

    Genre: Progressive Rock

    Origin US

    Added: May 4th 2003
    Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

    Artist website: www.omni-music.com
    Hits: 533
    Language: english
      

    [ Back to Reviews Index | Post Comment ]

    Web site powered by PHP-Nuke Progressiveworld.net

    All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters.
    All core content (reviews, interviews, etc.) © 1997 - 2014 ProgressiveWorld.net and respective authors.
    You can syndicate our news using the file ultramode.txt (note: we're fixin an error in backend.php)
    PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2005 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
    Page Generation: 0.07 Seconds