Hunting For SignificanceProgress 2009
And now it's time to head over to the Netherlands for the debut album by symphonoc progsters Illumion.
Formed by guitarist Eveline van Kampen, it would be very easy for me to point a ginger an say 'Magenta' over and over again. But it's a sound that said band have largely abandoned of late, and with Illumion bringing more than a handful of individual touches to the table, there is reason to believe that they could make a splash.
There's a lot of good stuff on offer, and Illumion rock things up more than some of their fellow progsters, something that endears them to me, although possibly not the prog world at large.
When it comes to favourites, there's a plethora to choose from, but having recently rewatched "The Curse Of The Golden Flower", I was well taken with 'Chrysanthemum', which sees a guest appearance from a four stringed Chinese lute. I was also happy to revisit my pre-teen Edgar Allan Poe obsession on 'Under The Harrow'.
A thoroughly enjoyable debut, here's hoping it's the first of many.
:twisted :twisted :twisted 1/2 / 3.5 out of 5http://www.illumion.net