ARTIST:

SATELLITE

(POLAND)
TITLE:

NOSTALGIA

(2009)
LABEL:

METAL MIND

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Neo
"A little less neo-progressive than its predecessors, this "Nostalgia" remains a sure value for any fan of melodious and symphonic progressive rock."
PETER HACKETT (30.03.2009)  
4/5
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We no longer present Satellite, the flagship group of the Polish neo-progressive movement, which has served us since 2002 three excellent opus. In fact, the arrival of a new Satellite album provokes a joy mixed with fear among fans. The anticipated joy of a musical feast that one hopes will be tasty and the fear that the artists will lock themselves into an easy repetitive exploitation of the genre's clichés. 

The first track of the album opens in a symphonic style and sounds reminiscent of Collage. Everything is there, the synth tracks rich in harmonies, the flights of aerial guitars and even the phrasing of the vocals. This beautiful nostalgic atmosphere can be found in 'Repaint the sky', 'Afraid of what we say' and 'I want you to know' and its melodic piano intro, offering the listener a plunge into a not so distant past during the 33 minutes of the first 4 tracks.

With 'Over horizon' the style changes significantly. African-sounding percussion introduces this composition and supports it throughout its 8 minutes. The chorus reveals a voice and a construction more rock than progressive but this track still keeps a very Satellite colouring. This is not quite the case anymore for 'Am I losing touch?' whose very hovering first third flirts with the 70s slow songs, with a Beatles-scented guitar. After a break on a background of snoring guitar and aggressive vocals with a hoarse voice, the track takes off towards a more neo style dear to the band, although punctuated here and there with some confusing musical digressions. Finally, 'Is it over' come back to a more traditional structure with its slow rhythm, symphonic harmonies and a sound and vocal that make Satellite's music recognizable from the first chords. To note on this last track, after the fourth minute, the intervention of a guitar whose touch walks between those of Carlos Santana and Andy Latimer.

This "Nostalgia" will require several listenings to be appreciated. No doubt that everyone will modulate this appreciation according to his or her sensitivity but anyway this record deserves to be listened to carefully.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Every Desert Got Its Ocean - 09:13
02. Repaint The Sky - 06:56
03. Afraid Of What We Say - 08:47
04. I Want You To Know - 07:20
05. Over Horizon - 08:04
06. Am I Losing Touch? - 09:45
07. Is It Over? - 07:30

LINEUP:
Amarok: Guitares / Claviers
Jarek Michalski: Basse
Krzysiek Palczewski: Claviers
Robert Amirian: Chant
Sarhan Artur Kubeisi: Guitares
Wojtek Szadkowski: Guitares / Claviers / Batterie
   
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