Tuesday, 1 July 2014

We Are What We Are (RPWL, 2012)

With such a title, one couldn't decide whether RPWL are assuming or modest, but their "Beyond Man And Time" CD is so beautiful an album (search in this blog for more) that I'm ready to accept both solutions. This song, in particular, is a brilliant example of  what I'd call a modern progressive rock style, with its pulsing rythms à la Peter Gabriel and the splendid guitar work gracing the long instrumental section.

Maybe their best album to date...

The melody is catchy and original - not a very common combination, I daresay - and the whole band act as one, with the precise gear of a Swiss clock, even if those guys are German! Another very good omen: this is a rather long track (more than 9 minutes), but apparently you reach its end in the blink of an eye. It suggests the cheering consideration that prog rock is always ready to absorb the music buzzing around and nonetheless to keep on its old, recognizable way. Good luck, RPWL!