Fireworks

CD Reviews

Freedom To Glide - 'Fall' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/ba/6b/7c/freedom-to-glide-fall-83-1522007634.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     March 25, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
2208   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Title

Label

Genre

These boys deserve to be higher profile than they are; terrific Neo-Prog.

The duo of Andy Nixon (vocals, guitar, bass & programming) and Pete Riley (vocals, keyboards, programming & effects) have followed up their wonderful 2013 'Rain' album with this, the second part of an intended anti-war trilogy. Once again they've produced a highly evocative set of songs, all of which are played superbly. To my ears this album relies less heavily on the Pink Floyd comparisons of the debut and demonstrates that FTG have discovered their own personality. Lyrically they are superb and their playing is top quality. There's no indication of a drummer being involved, but if they're programmed that facet one would never have guessed.

As I played the album for the umpteenth time it suddenly dawned on me who it reminded me of... John Wetton (Asia, UK, King Crimson), which is no bad thing in my book. The song quality is up there with Wetton's and one of the guys has a voice with a similar timbre and delivery. The hooks, themes, refrains and choruses are wonderful across all thirteen tracks, even those that can be described as short segue pieces.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The title track is one such piece; it lures you in with a gentle opening then suddenly explodes. Both 'Silent Code' and 'Names In The Stone' are Wetton-like numbers, each features fine choruses while the former has delightful solos from both piano and guitar. The latter being the more up-tempo of the two and it segues smoothly into the splendid guitar solo that is 'Toll'. The doubled vocal on 'Playing God' is a great touch. 'Exit Wound' is in the vein of Jadis and 'The Middle Game' is a beautifully constructed song.

'Enigma' is a wonderful track spread across nearly eight minutes, during which time it builds from a simple piano and vocal to something quite bombastic and then back again. Again the chorus is wonderful, as is the Dave Gilmour-esque guitar solo. 'Trough Of War' has a Beatle-ish guitar pattern at times while 'Sleep Under the Flag' is a poem read over a minimal backing, which conjures the image of people lining the streets of Wooten Basset as the funeral corteges of fallen soldiers pass by. The jaunty music of 'Another Same' belies the lyrical theme and 'October' presents a Rockin' finale to a splendid body of work.

These boys deserve to be higher profile than they are; terrific Neo-Prog.

Gary Marshall

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  July 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
  8  91011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 19 hours ago
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please
  • Gazza2005 : It’s Fireworks 80
  • Gazza2005 : Just paid for my online version / download but I keep getting failure message. All paid for so what is going on
  • Berny : Sorted! Thanks for your patience, enjoy the magazine! :)
  • HenningHallq : Hey guys! I purchased FIREWORKS #87 yesterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account. Can you help me with this? Thanks a lot!
  • Siodmak : Really thanks !!!!
  • Berny : @Siodmak: Pls. do not worry about the error message, we currently have to process orders manually because of a n issue with our payment system. I do not want to bore you with technical details, but the redirection from PayPal to our shop does not work as it should, that's why your purchase is not assigned automatically. We are working on it! Sorry for the troubles & thanks for your understanding. We hope you like the new issue of Fireworks! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys : - ) same problem as with previous number: just purchased Fireworks Mag. 87, and this is the message: "We are sorry, but it looks like your transaction failed". I've paid it with paypol. Thanks for your help!!
  • Berny : @Raphone @colorvine: You should have received your download instructions by now, if you haven't, pls. send a mail to «email» - Sorry for the troubles!
  • colorvine : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Raphone : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; need a download link for #86 and the pg number for the Code
  • Berny : @Siodmark: Pls. check your mail! Apologies for the troubles, we hope you enjoy the magazine! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys! Purchased FIREWORKS #86 and paid by my paypal, but there is no download link on my account. Can you please help me? tnks ; - )
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.
  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #85 is out now!
  • Berny : @Bill24: Please follow the instructions at «link» or contact me directly at «email»
  • Bill24 : I cannot unzip the mp3's asking for a password. Same one I use to login with? Please someone help. Thanks.
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site