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Artist:

Under the Sun

Album:

Schematism - on Stage with Under the Sun

Year: 2005
Format: CD
Label: ProgRock
Genre: [Progressive Rock/Art Rock]
Overall Rating: 8.5
Music: 8.5
Production: 8.0


Five years have passed since the debut release from the progressive art rock quartet Under the Sun... currently UTS is working on the new long-anticipated studio album, and to ease the wait they release "Schematism - on Stage with Under the Sun". This album is one recorded live take from the band's performance in 2001 at the NEARfest (North East Art Rock Festival). Unlike with the usual live recordings, stereo-imaging on Schematism has been carried out differently - instead of putting the listener in the crowd, you're about to share the stage with Under the Sun when you'll listen to this album.

Those who have listened to the rather highly acclaimed self-titled debut album from UTS should know what to expect from this record... art rock with distinct vocals. In addition to the material of the debut album, there's a previously unreleased 13-minute epic called "Souljourner" included on the set.

As I mentioned earlier, the production on this album is a bit different compared to the majority of live releases. This album has been produced so that the listener can hear Kurt thumpin' his bass on the right and Chris playing his guitar on the left. The sounds are rather detailed and atmospheric (although sometimes slightly muffled). Overall, this album has been produced rather well - thanks to the proficient producer/engineer Brad Aaron. "Schematism - on Stage with Under the Sun" is definitely a recommended buy for the fans of the band and art & progressive rock in general.

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- MAGE (April 16th, 2005)




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LINE-UP:
Barabas, Kurt: Bass & Backing Vocals
Evidon, Matt: Keyboard & Backing Vocals
Shkut, Paul: Drums & Percussion
Shryack, Chris: Lead Vocals & Electric Guitar
Producer: Aaron, Brad; Barabas, Kurt & Shryack, Chris
Mixing by: Aaron, Brad
Mastering by: Unavailable
TRACKLIST:
Under the Sun - Schematism - on Stage with Under the Sun  CD  Cover Image
01. Tracer
02. Perfect World
03. Dream Catcher
04. The Time Being
a. Netherdrone
b. The Time Being
c. Realmbattle
05. Reflections
06. This Golden Voyage
07. Souljourner (I Am Forever)
I. Incantation
II. I Am Forever
III. The All-encompassing King
IV. Reincantation
08. Breakwater
09. From Henceforth Now and Forever (P.S. 124)

Length: 71:16
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