ARTIST:

LIFE LINE PROJECT

(NETHERLANDS)
TITLE:

ARMENIA

(2013)
LABEL:

AUTOPRODUCTION

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Female vocals, Old School, Symphonic
"In their resolutely vintage symphonic style, Life Line Project and its mentor Erik de Beer delight us once again with this "Armenia" dedicated to the Armenian people."
TONYB (23.01.2014)  
4/5
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As if he wanted to make up for lost time, Erik de Beer comes back in an almost metronomic way to deliver his annual production, vintage 2013, with "Armenia", an album dedicated to the Armenian people and the genocide it suffered at the beginning of the 20th century.

For those who are not yet familiar with the style deployed within the Life Line Project, it should first of all be remembered that the listener will find himself plunged a few decades back in time, if not more. Erik de Beer's sound universe is definitively forbidden to any digital technology, and our artist takes a malicious pleasure in making his music sound like in the blessed times of the 60s and 70s, even if this time, a new recording process allows him to make the drums sound less dry than on previous albums. Moreover, due to his classical training, the man behind the Life Line Project places many references to baroque music in his compositions, both in construction and interpretation, the presence of wind instruments (oboe, clarinet, flute) accentuating all the more the impression of being immersed in music from another time.

Having passed this warning, it is now time for the new compositions that populate this Armenia. The central piece of this album is composed of the eponymous suite divided into four parts which retraces the history of this torn people, alternating poignant evocations (Deir Ez Zor) and grandiloquent symphonism (Resurrection), the beginning of this last part being particularly dark and powerful. The chosen format allows for all instrumental developments, especially the alternation between keyboards and guitars, which prove to be particularly tasty.

As usual, Erik de Beer also brings back to the foreground some old compositions, some of them dating back nearly 40 years. This is notably the case of the splendid Dans le Ciel, probably the best title of the album, which takes the listener from pastoral shores distilled by an oboe/flute/lute trio to a powerful and dark progressive rock with syncopated rhythms, passing through a few seconds close to Genesis, all wrapped up by the suave voice and the slightly outdated mix of Marion Brinkman. Great art for sure! The other tracks present on Armenia do not depart from the picture painted by these two flagship tracks, whether it is the very rock 'Another Deadline', or 'New Flight' dedicated to Jon Lord.

Without giving up his now well established style, and which will perhaps put off some by its too pronounced vintage side, Erik de Beer delivers us a new solid score, source of many hours of pleasure, in total immersion in a music whose subtle elaboration will quickly make us forget the desire that we would sometimes have to see it equipped with a more modern, deeper sound.


More informations on http://www.lifelineprojectbandclanofduplo.com



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CAMEL, RICK WAKEMAN, ELP, TUGS


TRACK LISTING:
01. New Flight - 4:26
02. Let Your Outside Show Me - 5:21
03. Another Deadline - 5:59
04. Time - 5:49
05. On Your Mind - 5:51
06. Moment - 2:35
07. Dans le Ciel - 7:42
08. Injustice - 2:46
09. Armenia - part 1 : Ararat - 6:12
10. Armenia - part 2 : Deir Ez Zor - 8:42
11. Armenia - part 3 : Exile - 3:04
12. Armenia - part 4 : Jerevan - 3:37

LINEUP:
Anneke Verhage: Clarinette
Dineke Visser: Hautbois
Elsa De Beer: Flûte traversière, flûte basse
Erik De Beer: Guitares / Basse / Claviers / Batterie / Mandoline, luth, chitarrone, clavecin
Ludo De Murlanos: Batterie / Percussions diverses et variées
Marion Brinkman-Stroetinga: Chant
   
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