Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Another Day (Mystery, 2012)

The Canadian Mystery are also known for their vocalist, Benoît David, who sang with Yes from 2008 to 2012 and faced the very difficult task to replace Jon Anderson. David was also a member of Mystery between 1999 and 2014. But this beautiful suite clearly shows that these Canadian musicians deserve some more attention and actually do an excellent progressive rock. "Another Day" comes from the album "The World Is A Game"and, while credited as a long single track, it features different moments and varied sections, and also some recurring themes.

"The World Is A Game" is the fifth studio album by Mystery. 

David sings it very well, kind of an answer to some criticisms he received during his Yes experience. Another special mention naturally goes to Michel St-Père, the man behind Mystery, who wrote the song and played both keyboards and guitars. He balanced very well hard and mellow sections and also managed to enrich the sound with guest musicians like Marilène Provencher-Leduc whose sweet flute graces the most atmospheric moods of this suite or the drummer Nick D'Virgilio of Beard Fish and Big Big Train fame. A very good listening, if you believe me.