A couple of pieces with dominant organ parts and extended synths sound like German symph-oriented acts of The Dice Is Cast - Basil Kirchin - Particles (Vinyl 80's, but the bulk of ''Nightmare'' is atmospheric New Wave-styled Rock with emphasis on the spacey yet melodic guitar work, the marching drumming and the poppy vocals.
Use of distortions and light effects strengthen the fact that Dice reputedly old stylings are gone for good and the band pushed their sound a step further.
A mix of 80's, contemporary and vintage echoes in a charming and well-composed collection of memorable songs. Not for the dedicated Classic Prog fan. An excellent album though for fans of Art Rock with New Wave aesthetics and anyone with open ears. According to Nove, Dice were initially formed as a pure Progressive Rock group, but this not really obvious listening to this compilation. The second part of the album represents more or less moments from the band's first and very rare LP, things become here a bit better but very far from an even average level.
Awful and absolutely commercial material of the worst inspiration. This compilation holds some interest only for historical reasons and it is very far from even being questionably recommended On "Newborn", their offering, the commitment remains the same, notwithstanding a few very welcome and hypnotic keyboard passages. The vocal melodies continue to veer towards the type of AOR that we wish we could get out of our heads, particularly in the choruses of "Dancing with All Gods" and "Crying Angels", the weakest numbers here, and The Dice Is Cast - Basil Kirchin - Particles (Vinyl all a bit too languid too often.
However, most of the remaining tracks like "Tomorrow's World" and "the Future is Still Waiting", while far from earth shattering, do more than survive on the goodwill of previous albums, and might serve as entry points to the group's expansive new agey meets PINK FLOYD approach. In fact, "On the Way", in spite of the aforementioned shortcomings, possesses a riveting outtro, all the more impressively so for its minimalistic keyboard melody and woodwind accompaniment.
While I yearn for the enthusiasm and energy of "Waterworld" or the emotion of "Within vs Without", LP, if you seek to become a newborn fan of the group, almost any role of the DICE will do just fine.
As a The Dice Is Cast - Basil Kirchin - Particles (Vinyl, it seems as though the inmates are running the asylum, which, while musically not always a bad idea, results in the busiest and perhaps least focused DICE album in some time. Here it seems like many of the cuts are simply way too long, particularly the aptly named closer "Falling Apart", which clings pit-bull style to a decidedly pedestrian beat, reminiscent of 80s BOWIE for most of its 10 minutes, and throws in dreadful radio "noise" to boot.
Luckily little else here plumbs those depths, although "Secret Harmony" is a bizarre misstep that proves that even shorter material is not safe from the quality control police.
From its frantically paced opening there is simply nowhere to go but down, and boy does it. The rest of the tracks are good or better. I have to specifically call out "The Last Hour" which is blessed by divine flute work that sets off the more restrained but still skilled lead guitar before the sensuous sax has its turn. The pace is more deliberate and unhurried. Nove handles the keyboards, and here his supportive organ work is especially praiseworthy.
Hopefully in subsequent releases he will be more reined in and the balance between guitars, wind, and keys will be struck. This release shows a group perhaps unsure of their next move, and, while they are by no means salting away their future, I can't help feel this won't be the DICE album to live on in eternity.
Review by snobb Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator. Later I found the information in one Polish rock site,that they re-founded band and successfully play and even regularly record albums.
It wasn't easy to find more information on them, but I realised that they are still based in Leipzig and are mostly popular around former Eastern Germany and some Western Polish territories. Let say -good local band. So it was really interesting to hear their new album - after few decades! No big surprises though - I found almost what I expected to find: melodic straight forward rock, but with nice, almost symphonic arrangements,and compositions are really long almost all -longer than 10 minuteswhat shows band orientation to prog listeners.
Music itself is quite simple, but soulful, plenty of sax and flute are added and it makes the music even more nice. Vocals are competent, if a bit old fashioned. Main problem in musicianship field is for sure the drummer - his level is strongly below average there, and too often his drumming reminds cheap drum machine's sound.
For sure, this band isn't one of higher league even not from the first onebut their melodic symphonic rock more rock than prog ,with some Scorpions-like guitars and a bit naive and old fashioned compositions has it's own beauty.
Just if you don't judge them at the high standard requirements. No way album for real prog fan, but for those with love to melodic not too complex pop-rock with symphonic arrangements, long compositions and dreamy,romantic atmosphere, this album could be nice listening ,I believe. My rating with a some advance for their The Dice Is Cast - Basil Kirchin - Particles (Vinyl beauty is 3.
It sounds vague, but it's like with blurbs. Basil Kirchin. Play All. Sort Artist. Items 1 to 12 of 12 on page 1 of 1. People also bought Everyday Madness LP. I Start Counting! Soundtrack LP. Worlds Within Worlds LP.
Superior Viaduct US. Basic Kirchin Is My Friend is loosely based on a compilation CD Trunk put together for a celebration of the artist's work earlier this year, and gathers together a mixture of previously released material, unheard fare and snippets from an interview conducted months before is death in Featuring a mixture of seductive jazz, percussion experiments, easy listening smoothness, homemade field recordings, lo-fi ambient soundscapes, analogue synthesizer doodles and sultry classical style works, the compilation offers a superb introduction Kirchin's his unique sonic world.
Silicon Chip limited 7". Particles LP. It is his masterpiece. The Trunk label compares this album with the work of Howard Hodgkin, the great British painter. Hodgkin takes fragments of memory, places and people and thinks about them a lot, and over the course of several years turns these thoughts and visions slowly into paintings.
Some of Hodgkin's paintings take twenty years or more to finish. Kirchin is the same, much of his work took years and years to complete - especially the more complex pieces. Many of the cues on this new LP are long and involved, require dedicated listening and drift soulfully into your brain.
Many of the tracks have been worked up over for many many years. Some from the late s. Overall "Particles" has a strong and vital British jazz flavour, is brimming with ideas, sadness and light. It is a masterful collection of music, a fascinatingly wondrous album and an extraordinary swansong. Particles CD. Charcoal Sketches LP. My filters. Stock: Show Out Of Stock. Type See all. Music See all.
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Apr 3, - Explore jeysay's board "fabulous soundtracks" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Soundtrack, Michel legrand, Lola albright pins. Comment: M-, inner, promo stamp on back cover, small tags on cover, very slight cover wear; DICE: the dice LP, MERCURY In Dice released the live album ''Space rock live'', which wasn't exactly what the band was producing at the time (talking about the Space Rock term), but it was definitely among their specialties after so many pegaternatheza.pingbeetvantgistvisanrerolabdiopase.co following year Christian Nove gave up on bass and focused on the lead vocals of the upcoming album ''Silvermoon'', recruting Dirk Zorn to handle the bass pegaternatheza.pingbeetvantgistvisanrerolabdiopase.co album. Review: Basil Kirchin had worked out his exact musical plans for "Particles" years in pegaternatheza.pingbeetvantgistvisanrerolabdiopase.co is his masterpiece. The Trunk label compares this album with the work of Howard Hodgkin, the great British painter. Hodgkin takes fragments of memory, places and people and thinks about them a lot, and over the course of several years turns these thoughts and visions slowly into . Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign (Mono) LP Basil Kirchin – Worlds Within Worlds LP The Kooks – Live At The Moth Club Lonely Cat LP Kool Keith – Complicated Trip LP Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers Music Of Many Colours LP Lightnin’ Hopkins – Strums The Blues LP Lillingtons Death By Television 12″ Picture Disc. KIRCHIN, BASIL - Basil Kirchin Is My Friend: Trunk Records Sampler - pegaternatheza.pingbeetvantgistvisanrerolabdiopase.co Music. Skip to main content. Try Prime Hello, Sign in. Account & Lists Account Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders. Try Prime Cart. CDs & Vinyl Go Search. Primitive London / The Freelance, an Album by Basil Kirchin. Released 6 December on Trunk (catalog no. JBHLP; Vinyl LP). Genres: Film Score, Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz. Basil had died in the knowledge that people were listening at last to music and sound ideas. And he'd left behind an album of work that no one had heard. Two months later I received this finished album and listened. The album was classic Kirchin, odd, extreme in some places and in some parts a touch trance inducing. The album Dice featured a decent but somewhat distracting vocalist, but is a little more polished than The Four Riders There’s still the same mix between upbeat major-key ditties, lush symphonic epics, and dissonant ostinatos. All of the tracks are very strong, but I find the instrumental breaks on “The Utopian Suntan,” the Focus-like instrumental “Annika,” and the . 'The Four Riders of the Apocalypse' - Dice (63/) Barring the band logo (did Disney ever see fit to sue their butts?) the cover to The Four Riders of the Apocalypse was enough to get me interested in pegaternatheza.pingbeetvantgistvisanrerolabdiopase.co technically a album, the album apparently didn't get a substantial release until '92, long after the original progressive zeitgeist had died down.
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