Sky Architect

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Country Netherlands
Added By Windhawk
8 years ago
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2010-2017 Rock
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8.8 x4
Symphonic Prog Rock/Metal
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9 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. 10 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 24 studio tracks by Sky Architect.
Track durations range from 42s to 18m 07s, averaging at 7m 54s with a standard deviation of 4m 10s.
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Review by lukretio 7 years ago <Permalink>
Sky ArchitectMyspace.com - Excavations of the Mind 2010
8.0
Symphonic Prog Rock
"Excavations of the mind" is the excellent debut album of Sky Architect - a collection of 8 fresh, quirky, fairly original prog rock pieces that will capture and hold your interest for the whole 51 minutes of the album. The young Dutch quintet is very talented (guitarist Wabe Wieringa and keyboardist/pianist Rik Van Honk deserve a special mention), and – which matters most - very capable of putting their talent at the service of creating beautiful melodies and supporting them with complex but tasteful arrangements.

The highlights are on the opening four-part epic " Deep Chasm " – where Sky Architect are at their best both in terms of technical skills and ideas. Charter and Changeling (Part I and Part III respectively) work well as intros to the lengthier Chime (Part II) and Chasm (Part IV). I find Part II - Chime particularly beautiful and rich of intriguing melodies and well-orchestrated dynamics. The remaining four songs are, in my opinion, a step below. The title track is built around an interesting contrast between acoustic parts and electric blasts. " Russian Wisdom " has a quirky, folkish charm. " Gyrocopter " is a semi-instrumental outro – a ... -> show full review
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Review by avestin 7 years ago <Permalink>
Sky ArchitectMyspace.com - Excavations of the Mind 2010
9.0
Prog Rock
Sky Architect presents their eclectic and heavy brand of progressive rock in their first album, Excavations of the Mind, through Galileo Records. This young five-piece Dutch band has released in 2010 an album recorded in 2008, which showcases the band skills and love for progressive rock. For me, they manage to take what is good about prog-rock and present it in a modern fashion, style and sound (not that I don’t like the so-called “retro-prog” groups).

In Excavation Of The Mind, Sky Architect have created a seamless musical mélange of the heavy and delicate, the fierce and melodic, the power and subtle.
The albums songs are made up of excellent and well-executed musical ideas, a satisfying equilibrium between heavier sections and calmer grounds. The songs are driven by the aggressiveness of the electric guitar on one side and the delicacy of the keyboards and acoustic guitar on the other. The music can be almost metal-heavy at one point and then calm down and turn into a refined acoustic passage and then continue into a keyboards-drenched prog extravaganza.

The band writes multi-section songs, with those opposing each other in tempo and spirit, but complement each other very well. The songwriting is balanced between creating beautiful harmonic choruses and energetic and high-paced instrumental passages (such as in Deep Chasm pt. 2). Indeed, I feel there is a well-balanced instrumental to song ratio. In fact I feel that their instrumental side is their stronger side. The musical passages in The Grey Legend are a delight to listen to and wonderfully executed. They never veer off for too long from the main theme and always have a way of connecting all the song’s various parts nicely together.
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Excavations of the Mind 2010
 #1

8.9 x8
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A Dying Man's Hymn 2011
 #2

8.5 x4
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A Billion Years Of Solitude 2013
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8.9 x3
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Nomad 2017
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8.6 x1
Heavy Prog Rock
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