Heartscore - Sculptures

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

This review is excerpted from Clayton's October 5, 2003 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

Heartscore is a two-man "virtual band" (to use the group's own terminology) from Germany. A 10-song disk in the style of 70's so-called art rock, this album presents a lot to love. Vocalist Oliver Hartstack reminds me a little of Peter Hammill from Van Der Graaf Generator, while Dirk Radloff's vocals sound a lot like Ric Ocasek from The Cars crossed with Roger Waters from Pink Floyd. The music is complex from the viewpoint of rock and roll -- that is, this is by no means conventional rock music, but not symphonic either. Expect interesting performances, despite its basic guitar-drums-bass core -- with simple, yet sharp, production. Guitarist Dirk Radloff can roast the score when he lets loose, while the core rhythm engine of Dirk Radloff on bass and -- you guessed it -- Dirk Radloff on drums keeps the proceedings on an even keel. This is one cool album.

Men Treats Woman / Blue Bayou / All I Want Is You / When Sue Wears Red / Aunt Sue's Stories / The Saddest Noise, The Sweetest Noise / Judgment Day / Little Julie / What If / John Evereldown

Oliver Hartstack - vocals
Dirk Radloff - guitars, bass, drums

Sculptures (2002)
Straight To The Brain (2004)
Many Directions (2007)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin DE

Added: October 5th 2003
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

Artist website: www.heartscore-music.de
Hits: 873
Language: english


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