Size: 116,5 MB
Styles: Progressive Rock/Crossover Prog
1. Why Do You Think You Are - 8:06
2. The Agenda for Instant Truth - 6:00
3. Pitiful - 5:12
4. Never Like It Seems - 3:30
5. Sunrise, Again - 5:38
6. Laughable - 5:30
7. See It for Yourself - 4:50
8. The Experience - 11:47
PRIME MOVER is young progrock band from Finland. "Put in perspective" is their first official release, 2 years before ago they have recorded a 40 minute demo called "Mr Zingelmann". The music of PRIME MOVER can best be described as sophisticated rock with dominating influences from progressive rock and soft 70ies hardrock. The compositions are hooky and very comfortable, but too complex to be boring. This is not "default"-progrock and not neoprog either. PRIME MOVER seem to love entertaining rhythms, clean guitar tunes and of course the effects of keyboards (that mainly come in spacy and neoprogressive sound). The music is always moving ... the bass is poundering around, the drums are straight and also complex, the vocal arrangments are changing quite often and the band even finds time for some quite complex technical parts just in order to return to the main song theme. The sound of this production sounds more like a demo but the quality of the compositions and the technical ability of the band members is so good, that I can recommend this band to any label which is looking for a new signing. PRIME MOVER perfectly sound like a mixture of SYMMETRY, PORCUPINE TREE, ELOY, TWIN AGE, neoprog, 70ies soft hardrock and a little bit of charming psychrock.
Highlights of this album are The agenda for instant truth, Never like it seems, the nice and varied Sunrise, again, the fast Laughable, the great and freakin' See it for yourself (with funny ska influences !!). This band offers fresh and unusual progressive rock ... and after you have listened to The experience it is clear, that PRIME MOVER really mad ... this (primarily instrumental) track is freakin' the hell out of your open minds.
The only thing that I did not like was the style of the vocals ... often they were more spoken than sung and they are not varied, not powerful and not impressive enough ... but anyway this newcomer band is a HOT recommendation !
Put In Rerspective