ARTIST:

GORDIAN KNOT

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

EMERGENT

(2003)
LABEL:

LASER'S EDGE

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Experimental, Instrumental
"Entirely instrumental and quite experimental, "Emergent" is a peculiar and technical album that won't leave anyone indifferent."
TORPEDO (29.08.2003)  
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Here it is, after 4 years of silence the second album of Gordian Knot. The first one was a very personal and entirely instrumental rock, close to the experimental which did not forget the melody. Does this one follow the same path?

Undeniably, Gordian Knot's sound and style have not changed. Most of the sonorities from the first volume can be found on this opus as well as the rhythmics and the experimental approach. 

As for any instrumental album, we find keyboard (synth-piano-...) and guitar soli in abundance, more or less technical depending on the character of the track. Some of them are jazzy with guitar-piano dialogues, others more experimental with unusual rhythms and chords, others more progressive mixing all the instruments present for a ballad or more stripped down for a theme. Finally, the only great novelty comes from the more ample production with, in particular, basses and lows pushed to the extreme until saturation.

Emergent is the natural continuation of "Gordian Knot" that one could expect. No surprise for the fans, they will not be disorientated. Some originalities are to be expected such as pure bass solos or even drums and a production a little less refined. For the newcomers, the discovery may be a bit rough, especially on the improvisation-oriented passages, numerous and scattered all over the place.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Arsis - 01:59
02. Muttersprache - 06:26
03. A Shaman's Whisper - 06:33
04. Fischer's Gambit - 05:43
05. Grace (live) - 08:27
06. Some Brighter Thing - 07:34
07. The Brook The Ocean - 04:06
08. Singing Deep Mountain - 09:00

LINEUP:
Bill Bruford: Batterie
Jason Gobel: Guitares
Jim Matheos: Guitares
Paul Masvidal: Guitares
Sean Malone: Chant / Guitares / Basse / Claviers
Sean Reinert: Batterie
Sonia Lynn: Chant
Steve Hackett: Guitares
   
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