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Clever arrangements, superb musicianship, and above all else great music.

This progressive rock album is the brainchild of Ruud Jolie, who is the guitarist in the band called Within Temptation as well as being a member of Maiden uniteD. For All We Know though isn't anything like the music from these bands, as it has more in common with the Riverside's, Sieges Even's and Porcupine Tree's of this world, being darker and more introverted in nature. This though doesn't detract from the fact that this is one hell of a very good progressive rock album. If I had to describe the music on this album to you (and I do), I would have to use the word 'opposites'. As at times this album moves from dreamlike acoustic guitar and piano passages to heavy progressive dark metal/rock, yet these opposites seem to work, which makes this album an even more interesting listening experience.

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Surrounding himself with some of the best singers and musicians from the progressive music world hasn't hurt For All We Know or Ruud's cause either, and on the various songs you can find the likes of Kris Gildenlow, Damian Wilson, Sharon Den Adel, John Wesley and many more. Though probably Jolie's most important find is lead vocalist Wudstik (Ayreon), who it seems is a man who has very wide, diverse musical tastes (he loves House and Dance Music) and whose strong voice and passionate, melodic delivery, make this an album that you will want to play over and over again. After giving the wonderful music on this CD the time it needed to leave it's mark on me, I can honestly say that songs like 'Blind Me', the beautifully complex 'When Angels Refuse To Fly', 'Keep Breathing' and 'Tired And Ashamed' are some of the best progressive rock tracks I've heard this year. These tracks will, I feel, also appeal to a lot of Fireworks readers because they have a commercial edge running through many of them, which makes them very accessible to the non prog fans among you.

I said earlier that this was an album filled with opposites and it is, yet it is also one that ultimately attracts the listener to it time and again. With clever arrangements, superb musicianship, and above all else great music, Ruud Joile has a winner on his hands with For All We Know, and I hope that we hear a lot more from this man and his new band. (CD available from www.forallweknow.net)

Ian Johnson

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