Thursday, January 3, 2013

Gert Emmens Project "Memories"

Country: Netherlands
Sub GenreSymphonic
Release dateJanuary 3, 2013
01. Flight Into Nostalgia (6:12)
02. When Dreams Come True (8:36)
03. One With Nature (6:48)
04. Caught In Despair (10:09)
05. Evocation – Parts 1, 2 & 3 (7:43)
06. Daydreaming (9:26)
07. Waves Of Dreams – Part 2 (8:49)
08. Lost In Memories (8:24)
09. Thoughts Of You (11:35)

All instruments played by Gert Emmens.
Vocals on track 2, 3 and 7 by Gert Emmens.
Vocals on track 9 by Cadenced Haven and Gert Emmens.

Gert Emmens Project is the progrock project from Gert. Since quite some years, Gert is making progrock besides his Electronic Music projects. There is a strong seventies feel in his progrock music. His influences are Camel, Genesis, Steve Hackett, Allan Holdsworth, UK and others. Fusion unfluences can be heard as well.
"Emmens is obviously familiar with the works of the major Prog bands and seems to have incorporated all of the popular “Prog” sounds on ‘Memories’, without overdoing any of them, exhibiting strong skills as a composer, keyboards player, arranger and producer, but then those of us familiar with his earlier “EM” work know this, and just what he is capable of.
The styles crossover the Wakeman-esque style of melodic Mini-Moog runs to sweeping symphonic workouts similar to Nick Magnus & Patrick Moraz, with solos that bring the likes of Eddie Jobson (U.K.) to mind, making music that will appeal to anyone with an ear for strong melodic keyboard playing."
Read the whole review at cd-services.com 

Evocation parts 1, 2 & 3

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