Thursday, April 18, 2013

"P" is for...


Presto Ballet

PRESTO BALLET
"RELIC OF THE MODERN WORLD"




Kurdt Vanderhoof of Metal Church indulges his progressive leanings with Presto Ballet, and on this, their fifth album, his vision and creativity are still clear, touches of seventies prog mixed with neoprog elements, all mixed into some great ear candy.

From the introduction to the final fade we are treated to a band that is part Dream Theater, part Porcupine Tree with that special ingredient that makes them unique.

Musically, this could be their best work to date, a musical canvas that reveals its secrets to you with repeated listening.

The songs are tight and interesting, and the sound is just about perfect. Every instrument is at the right level in the mix and the songs hold your attention.
The closing title track is a twenty minute showcase piece-this one takes a few listense to sink in but is worth the investment.



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RELIC OF THE MODERN WORLD






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6 comments:

  1. Nice Blogpost! It's always good to discover something new and thanks to your blogpost I discovered this new genre and artist.

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    1. Glad I could introduce you to a new sound!

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  2. I listened to about half of The Presto Ballet. This group reminds me of someone, but I can't put my finger on who... It's kind of driving me crazy. Anyway, you are right about their sound. No instrument overpowers another. The riffs are complicated, but not too loud. Everything is complimentary to the vocals. I really like them.

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  3. Theirs is definitely a throwback sound, but I like it as well.

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  4. Thanks for bringing this band to my attention. I love it!

    Looking forward to record day.

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  5. So many prog bands out there - they are new to me. Listened to a couple songs on iTunes. Very intriguing! Will have to purchase an album and give it a try. Reminds me of Yes.

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