Review - Hunting for Significance
And now it's time to head over to the Netherlands for the debut album by symphonic progsters Illumion.
Formed by guitarist Eveline van Kampen, it would be very easy for me to point a finger an say 'Magenta' over and over again.
But it's a sound that said band
have largely abandoned of late, and with Illumion bringing more than a handful
of individual touches to the table, there is reason to believe that they could
make a splash.
There's a lot of good stuff on offer, and Illumion rock things up more than
some of their fellow progsters, something that endears them to me, although
possibly not the prog world at large.
When it comes to favourites, there's a plethora to choose from, but having
recently rewatched "The Curse Of The Golden Flower", I was well taken
with 'Chrysanthemum', which sees a guest appearance from a four stringed
Chinese lute. I was also happy to revisit my pre-teen Edgar Allan Poe obsession
on 'Under The Harrow'.
A thoroughly enjoyable debut, here's hoping it's the first of many.