KNIGHT AREA

(NETHERLANDS)

THE SUN ALSO RISES

(2004)
LABEL:

LASER'S EDGE

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Hovering, Neo
"If you like neo-progressive rock and especially Collage, you will probably appreciate "The Sun also rises". Otherwise, this album is of no interest."
TORPEDO (18.02.2004)  
3/5
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KnightArea is Gerben Klazinga's solo project, already officiating in a symphonic group called "Sangamo". The name KnightArea is simply the English translation of the Dutch name of the street where Gerben lives.

The title of this album, "The sun also rises", is evocative enough to suspect the genre in which KnightArea evolves: a cheerful and sunny music, typical of what neo-progressive rock offers. 

The album presents a neo-recent content that moves away from the older styles as "Pendragon" or "Pallas" can propose it to us. This modern direction naturally leads their music to strongly resemble younger bands such as Collage or Satellite. 

Neutral and passe-partout voices, keyboards with a profusion of sounds without surprise, licked melodies where each instrument mixes with the others to offer colourful harmonies, guitar-synthesized dialogues and a fairly present flute, build an album without pretense but sympathetic. 

Despite one or two more expressive tracks than the others (The Gate Of Eternity and Moods Inspiring Clouds), The Sun Also Rises leaves the listener a little disappointed. The lack of originality of this album leads to an obvious and quick conclusion. If you like neoprogressive and especially Collage, you will probably appreciate "The Sun also rises". Otherwise, this album is of no interest.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Beyond…
02. The Gate Of Eternity
03. Conspiracy
04. Forever Now
05. The Sun Also Rises
06. Conviction
07. Mortal Brow
08. Moods Inspiring Clouds
09. A New Day At Last
10. Saevis Tranquillis In Undis

LINEUP:
Arjan Groenendijk: Guitares
Gerben Klazinga: Claviers / Batterie
Gijs Koopman: Basse
Jeroen Hogenboom: Guitares
Joop Klazinga: Flute
Kees Flameling: Accordéon
Mark Smit: Chant
Mark Van Nieuwenhuizen: Batterie
Peter Van Heijningen: Guitares
Ron Van Der Bas: Basse
Vincent Frijdal: Guitare Acoustique
   
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