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 Fluxury - Me The Enemy (CDEP)

Fluxury - Me The Enemy (CDEP)Dutch band Fluxury will release their new album in the summer 2005, but this E.P is a taster of what is to come. The new album will be called Perishable Goods and by the sound of these five new songs, the direction is leaning towards the progressive side a lot more.

Me The Enemy opens the twenty three minutes, and it is slightly on the bombastic side.  Shades of Steve Hackett are apparent, but with Marjolein Van Tongeren's soothing vocal combined with the soaring guitar, make this a nice start to this sample.

The piano and gentle female vocals from Patricia Beerens on the second track After The Revolution give this song a dreamy feel, but it is still a pleasing listen. The heavier approach to Nothing's Safe, again with vocals from Marjolein and the piano with the guitar give a feel of Genesis in certain places, but Jos Witsenburg brings his voice into the mix and makes a impact.

Light Of Other Days is for me the best song on the E.P, where another female vocalist Thea Van Rijen has a voice very similar to Annie Haslam from Renaissance, and the song has impressive bass work from Jos. The Renaissance/Genesis feel is quite strong here, and it gave me an impression of old England when the choir appears.

Last track I Will Be There is quite up-tempo and a little jazzy in style. It has the Genesis feel again, but this is more a riff type song.

This is a nice sample of what is to come, but I will be interested to hear the album in full, but on this offering, it promises to be an outstanding piece of music.

Danny Mayo



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