Spektrum - Spektrum

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Progress Records
Catalog Number: PRCD 010
Format: CD
Total Time: 41:35:00

Spektrum is one of the new groups to come into the progressive world. But in this case the situation is different: every member has his own group, like Galleon, Cross and so on.

They have a lot of experience and now they present themselves wordwide.

This record is very brilliant for the sound shown within and for the presence of Lizette Von Panajott, one of the few female singers in the progressive scene. In fact, at this moment, I don't remember another group with a female singer in the lineup other than Renaissance. [Being helpful, I'll mention White Willow, The Red Masque, Arabesque, Minimal Vital, Karnataka, Mostly Autumn? ed.]

The album shows a very particular type of prog, with almost pop melodies, but it is not stupid, as the album contains some very articulated pieces and well-performed instrumental parts, which leave out excessive technicalities to instead show the feeling and emotion.

These considerations let me think about a new Genesis like group. But what period of Genesis' sound? In my opinion, this Swedish band is nearer to the first Collins era, from A Trick Of The Tail to And Then There Were Three. Every one will notice how much Olov Andersson is influenced by Tony Banks , or Hansi Cross has a guitar playing style near to Hackett's.

These things don't let us forget all of the positive points I said above.

Spektrum (0:22) / Land Of Longing (5:39) / Now (9:24) / Perpetuum Mobile (5:55) / The Quest (5:16) / Ivory Tower (5:57) / A Chemical Release (8:52)

Lizette von Panajott - vocals, additional keyboards
Olov Andersson - keyboards, acoustic guitar, mini bells, vocals
Göran Fors - bass, vocals, Taurus pedals
Göran Johnsson - drums, vocals, electric guitar, additional keyboards
Hansi Cross - electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, additional keyboards

Spektrum (2003)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin SE

Added: June 15th 2003
Reviewer: Davide Guidone

Artist website: www.progressrec.com/spektrum/
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Language: english


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