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Quantum Illusion: Between The Quantum And The Void

Between The Quantum And The Void is the debut offering from Quantum Illusion, which is the vision of Italian based, but South African born Valerio Petretto. Starting life as a band, QI are now a one man project where Petretto takes sole control over everything presented. In terms of the vision for this project, having one man at the helm, has allowed for a cohesive and uncompromising collection of songs. However it is also that single mindedness which is also the major stumbling block for Quantum Illusion.

Mixing Metallica like riffs with Dream Theateresque keyboards and some altogether more dreamy soundscapes isn't a completely original vision, however the added aymosphere of heavy electronica does find this album veering off into somewhat unheralded territory. The problems however come to light more in terms of the album's mix, which leaves an unfinished feel to the music. The guitars buzz instead of crunch and the uninspired, staid beats give a demo like quality that the crystal clear and gloriously pompous keyboards really do not benefit from. In fact while the extremely clipped riffs are imaginative and harsh, the overriding impression that the seven tracks on this album are more like tracks laid down for a band to work on, adding their parts to create a more impactful sound. It really is unfortunate, as the sample infused "Echoes From Another Life" comes close to containing an excellent, foreboding atmosphere, while album opener "Souls Catchers" hints at the iron fist in a velvet glove feel that I'm guessing Quantum Illusion are trying to create.

Rather disappointingly it is hard to give Between The Quantum And The Void a ringing endorsement; however it would be fair to suggest that this is an album that hints at some truly original ideas, while not quite knowing how to deliver them.


Track Listing
1. Souls Catchers
2. Alien Hunters
3. Echoes from Another Life
4. Electric Nirvana
5. Between the Quantum and the Void
6. Good Times
7. Anima Immortalis

Added: September 12th 2011
Reviewer: Steven Reid
Score:
Related Link: Quantum Illusion Official Site
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Language: english

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Quantum Illusion: Between The Quantum And The Void
Posted by Tommy Gates on 2012-08-29 05:57:33
My Score:

I don't agree with Your review, listened "Between the quantum and the void" a lot of times, and I think it's a very original progressive rock album, some things may be better, but considering is a debut album and is self produced... I like it.

I've listened also the second work from this band/musician " fragments form obscured revelations" and...well...there is an impressive improvement both in production quality and in music...try to download and listen to their new free ep "the barcode conspiracy" http://free-ep.quantum-illusion.com

vote 7/8




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