Pays : United States
Genre : Métal Progressif
Dates : 1963
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With his band The Salamander Project the British artist Steve Thorne could already achieve a few live successes on the island. So he played support for Jadis on their tour of Europe in 2003. Now the singer, songwriter and multiinstrumentalist very intensively works on his solo career. And so the curtain rises for "Emotional Creatures: Part One"!
"We all are emotional creatures." Steve Thorne is convinced that emotions of all kind are the essence of human existence. This assumption serves as the basis for the ambitious solo debut of the South English singer, the first part of which is now completed. Thorne approaches the theme from the most different angles; he considers the world and the life in it as a whole as well as in many various aspects, and as a result he weaves a carpet with a complex pattern, in which you can become absorbed while looking at it. "Nothing is taboo, everything will be treated with my head raised," says Thorne, "this is my way to handle life."
That doesn't mean the guy is using the sledgehammer, quite the reverse: most often Thorne comes in a quiet mood Â– but in order to turn the knife in the wound much more in the end. So in "God Bless America" he subtly criticizes, accompanied by a sugar sweet melody, the clumsy friend-foe thinking of our "big brother" USA. Here he tells about quickly imposed death sentences, the exploitation of the native population, and the behaviour of British politicians as a kind of American lap dog. In "Last Line" Thorne describes the quiet horror of being an cocaine addict. And "Gone" deals with suicide and running amok.
On the musical side, Steve Thorne is inspired by Peter Gabriel, Genesis, and Roger Waters. This is reflected by his atmospheric compositions; nevertheless they always have room to bring out an own style. This sounds fresh and unspent, bottom-of-the-line art rock with a lot of folk and indie touches, and wonderful melodic moments, which can possibly be enjoyed in such vividn ...
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