ARTIST:

YOGI LANG

(GERMANY)
TITLE:

A WAY OUT OF HERE

(2019)
LABEL:

GENTLE ART OF MUSIC

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening
"Unsurprisingly and without much inspiration, "A Way Out Of Here" turns out to be quite disappointing."
ABADDON (06.02.2020)  
2/5
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It took Yogi Lang ten years to give a successor to "No Decoder", his first solo album. The first effort of the singer and keyboard player of RPWL was in the style all traced by his original band, which itself reverently followed the traces of a certain Pink Floyd. Will Yogi try here, with "A Way Out Of Here", to free himself from these strong influences? 

The opener 'Move On' quickly answers the question: certainly not! The song is connoted by all the RPWL markers: Yogi's voice, very recognizable (Yogi Lang, the one who sings like David Gilmour), the Manfredian keyboards, the Floydian guitar, the slow mid tempo... Everything is done to reassure the listener who finds himself comfortably in familiar territory. Only the second title will muddle the tracks with its groovy bass, but it would have deserved more madness to really challenge.

As for the rest, "A Way Out Of Here" stays in a despairing conformism doubled by a guilty lack of inspiration: the 3/4 tracks ('Shine on Me', 'The Sound of The Ocean') are deadly boring, the lyrics are common ('Love Is All Around'), the instrumental 'Early Morning Light' smells like an unfinished jam session, and the solo of friend Wallner (RPWL guitarist, the one who plays - almost - like David Gilmour) struggles to enhance a 'Don't Confuse'....' that ends in a fade-out.

Even if the ensemble carefully keeps a melodic course underlined by a very correct production, (much) more would be needed to put this album in the records to be recommended. Despite its title, this opus doesn't manage to offer an honorable "way out" out of the RPWL universe. Disappointing!


More informations on http://www.yogilang.com/yogi_lang/welcome.html





TRACK LISTING:
01. Move On
02. A Way Out Of Here
03. Shine On Me
04. Don’t Confuse Life With A Thought
05. Love Is All Around
06. Freedom Of The Day
07. Early Morning Light
08. The Sound Of The Ocean
09. I’ll Be There For You

LINEUP:
Yogi Lang: Chant / Claviers
Bine Heller: Invité / Choeurs
Conny Kreitmeier: Invité / Choeurs
Kalle Wallner: Guitares / Invité
Klaus Reichart: Invité / Pedal Steel, Mandoline
Stephan Treutter: Batterie / Invité
Torsten Weber: Guitares / Invité
Yvo Fischer: Basse / Invité
   
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EDDYA
25/10/2021
 
185
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Chronique un peu dure

Ok, l'album est un peu platonique (pas de rythme) ... mais il y a quelques perles quand meme.
"Move On" et son refrain magnifique, "Early Morning Light" est son coté Floyd que ce dernier n'aurait certanement pas renié. De plus, la productuin est impeccable.
LOLO_THE_BEST59
16/02/2020
 
814
0
Je trouve la critique un peu sévère. Certes l'oeuvre ne révolutionnera pas le genre, mais tant que des artistes comme Yogi produiront de la musique de la sorte, il restera de l'espoir !
TORPEDO
06/02/2020
  0
Pas déplaisant mais aussitôt écouté, aussitôt oublié. Ma note est moins sévère quand même.
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