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Disen Gage: Snapshots

Along with The Grand Astoria, Disen Gage are one of my favourite Russian bands. It seems these last few years Russia has become quite a hotbed for progressive minded bands and Disen Gage is one of the best.

Snapshots is at its core a guitar album. Imagine the likes of Santana or Beck, but with a modern edge. The disc opens with “Me” and its lone guitar phrasings accompanied by cymbal taps and quiet bass. There’s an eastern folk melody at play here and the intricate bass figure is exceptionally crafted. Eventually the soundscape erupts into heavy eclectic prog where the entire band cooks with fire bringing their brand of creative prog to fruition. With “Them” the approach is more disjointed with broken up guitar passages and angular rhythms. The distorted and clean guitar in “Chums” as well as a deep bass groove is more highlight material. The slightly funky guitar and bass in “Memories” is also quite memorable . The spacey guitar tones are outstanding, you just have to listen to this one for yourself. There are no bad tracks here as they all offer something well worth hearing.

So far, after exploring three other fine Disen Gage releases, Snapshots is my favourite. I urge any fan of instrumental progressive rock music to check it out. An Addicted Label release.

Track Listing:
1. Me
2. Them
3. Chums
4. Memories
5. Foolery
6. Equilibrium
7. Trip
8. Hangover

Added: March 26th 2020
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Band @ Bandcamp
Hits: 143
Language: english

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