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Nathan Frost - Synecron

Nathan Frost - Synecron

Label : Eigen beheer | Archive under prog / sympho metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Bart D. : Nathan Frost is a keyboard player, bass player, composer and software professional who has worked many years on forming what is now this album: 'Synecron'. And when I tell you Virgil Donati, Marco Minnemann, Marco Sfogli, Derek Sherinian and Taka Minamino are the other main players on this record, you might get mighty curious!

The most appropriate comparison which pops up in my mind is this being an instrumental version of the Explorers Club project. But for all that, this is a completely different album, due to the very different musicians who have all reached that level of artistry which makes their personality stand out so much that it transforms whichever composition they play on. Together with the not-so-average compositions of Nathan Frost this makes for quite a demanding ride, where the neo-classical furious shredding of Taka Minamino is the most immediate recognizable recurring element - but also a bit tiring at that. While it is not as stunning and immediately mind-blowing as Explorers Club, the effort to create something truly progressive and virtuosic should appeal to all prog enthusiasts out there. People missing the Liquid Tension Experiment they love can also get their dose here!

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