Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Quarterstorm: Quarterstorm

Four brisk, accessible "art rock" songs, two in English and two in the Czech sextet's mother tongue. The action revolves around the vocal luster of conservatory-trained singer Lada Soukupová, while one or more of the players puts his or her stamp on the action at various intervals. Saxophonist Kuba Doležal is the scene-stealer in "Titanová Mys" — guitarist Tomáš Nykl wrests some of it back with a very tasteful solo. Soukupová's voice is capable of enchantment and this version of William Blake's "The Smile" becomes a nice alternative to Tangerine Dream's with Jocelyn B. Smith, from way back in 1987. Keyboardist Hana Vanková introduces the song with an elegant piano solo, her notes gliding along as if strewn across a bed of flat quartz. The Czech-language songs are, frankly, better; Soukupová is able to step things up a bit. "Cerná" unites funk bass and wah-guitar and juxtaposes both against another smoothly nuanced sax solo. Keyboardist Hana Vanková soaks the proceedings with thick strings and piano, but don't expect vintage sounds or monophonic solos from her — it's evident Quarterstorm isn't into retro. Not exactly "prog," this quartet of tunes is tightly executed and deftly arranged; slick and catchy stuff. It'll be nice to hear a full set.


1. Titanová Myš (5:02)
2. The Smile (5:15)
3. Chorál Zpívaný Jediným Hlasem (5:16)
4. Černá (5:14)

Total time – 20:47

Added: December 20th 2005
Reviewer: Elias Granillo
Related Link:
Hits: 3474
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]


[ Back to the Reviews Index | Post Comment ]

© 2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content © Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by