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Perfect Beings - Perfect_Beings album

Perfect Beings - Perfect_Beings album

  • Performer: Perfect Beings
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Perfect_Beings
  • Released: 2014
  • Style: Prog Rock
  • Label: MySonicTemple
  • Catalog: mst_1401
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 2253 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2312 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 943

Tracklist

1Primary Colors3:30
2Helicopter2:40
3Fictions4:57
4Walkabout9:21
5Canyon Hill2:28
6One Of Your Kind8:17
7Remnants Of Shields3:49
8Bees And Wasps6:23
9Removal Of The Identity Chip5:42
10Program Kid4:39

Credits

  • Bass, GuitarChris
  • Design [CD & Website Layout]Johannes Luley
  • Drums, Handclaps, Vocals [Backup], Electric Guitar, TriangleDicki
  • Guitar, Cuatro, Synth, Vocals [Backup], Tambourine, HandclapsJohannes
  • Keyboards, Vocals [Backup]Jesse
  • Mastered ByRyan Hurtgen
  • Other [Socialnetworks] – Jesse Neson
  • Photography By [Blue Sky]Andy Carr
  • Photography By [Eclipse]Jens Lucking
  • Photography By [Headshots]Bianca Greene
  • Photography By [Robot Back Of Head]Robin Hathaway
  • ProducerPerfect Beings
  • Recorded ByJohannes Luley, Julian David
  • Recorded By [Basictracks Live]Julian David
  • Recorded By [Bass Overdubs]Chris Tristram
  • Recorded By [Overdubs], Mixed By, Mastered ByJohannes Luley
  • Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, GuitarRyan
  • Written By, Composed ByDicki Fliszar (tracks: 7), Johannes Luley (tracks: 1 to 10), Ryan Hurtgen (tracks: 1 to 10)

Notes

©2014_perfect_beings_mysonictemple

Comes in digipak

Barcodes

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 41444 14592 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 641444145928
  • Matrix / Runout: PERFECTBEING S4108E GROOVEHOUSE 10778 02
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LL29
  • Rights Society: BMI

Companies

  • Recorded At – MySonicTemple
  • Recorded At – Ct Soundcraft
  • Mixed At – MySonicTemple
  • Mastered At – MySonicTemple
  • Published By – Sundancer Publishing
  • Published By – Seasac
  • Published By – Luleytunes
  • Published By – What It Seems Publishing
  • Made By – Groovehouse – 10778

Comments

Era Era
5 Stars - An unbelievably good album. Prog and Pop combine to make the best album in years. Takes a few listens to sink in, then it blossoms. I can't stop listening. Pure magic.
Leyl Leyl
Perfect Beings is a new band formed by Ryan Hurtgen (vocals), Dicki Fliszar (drums), Chris Tristram (bass) and Johannes Luley (guitars) that already has the very interesting album Tales From Sheepfather's Grove (2013) under his name.
Thir first album Perfect Beings (2014) was released in February and caused a bit of a hype amongst the Prog community.

The album opens with the track 'Canyon Hill', a pretty piece, but completewly Pop. The second track 'Helicopter' comes in the same page and soon gets clear what is the kind of music Perfect Beings is trying to do in the third track 'Bees And Wasps' (that is a very good track indeed). The band is going in the way I like to call Post Prog.

But despite being brilliantly produced by the band itself and with excellent musicians (especially the bass player Chris Tristram), Perfect Beings (2014) falls in a path that do not please me a single bit. Echoes of Porcupine Tree, Anathema and Blackfield are easily identifiable in this North American act, making the musical crossover they play hang to the Pop side, a fashion that haunts the latest years in the Progressive Rock scene.

What I just explained in the last paragraph doesn't change absolutely nothing in 'Walkabout' and 'Removal Of The Identity Chip' (the latter with its Indie influences and vocals completely Pop).
'Program Kid' is somewhat evocative, but the tone of the voice extremely Pop (almost equal do Coldplay's Chris Martin) from Ryan Hurtgen never lets us forget that the intent here is to mix Pop music with pinches of Prog, fact exemplified in the instrumental part in the middle of 'Program Kid', completely out of place here.

The album continues with the acoustic and Ambient 'Remnants Of Shields' and its silly lyrics and it follows with 'Fictions', an almost Space Rocki track, in fact I would resume this track as if Coldplay tried to play something more 'profound'.
'Primary Colors' is a good track on the record, a bit Neo Prog with a constant rhythm of the hi-hat.
To close the album the band chose the dreamer 'One Of Your Kind', but as other tracks in the album after a great intro the Indie Pop assumes it with total force and for me... it's really the end.

Perfect Beings (2014) is an album with an astonishing graphic material (Digipack and booklet), very well produced and, as I said before, with excellent musicianship, but this is not Progressive Rock.
This album fit in a category I like to call Post Prog where bands that wanted to play Prog Rock actually play Pop to try to make some audience and with that, money. For me this is a kind of music that kills a bit of Prog. Take a close look to the bands that play this kind of music and you'll see the high amount of bands trying to pull this out.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a proghead that thinks that true Prog is the one done in the 70's, I love Pop music and bands like The Cardigans and even Hason are among my all time favorites but this is something that is just not for me.
One thing, though, is certain, fans of the style should listen to Perfect Beings (2014) for sure.