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Pure Reason Revolution: The Dark Third

Pure Reason Revolution who hail from the U.K. specialize in creating lengthy, spacey, rock and folk influenced jams and The Dark Third is the bands debut full length CD produced by Paul Northfield of Rush & Queensryche fame. While The Dark Third is considered the bands full debut some of the songs have in fact been around for a few years and were originally released in the UK on the Apprentice of the Universe and Cautionary Tales For The Brave EP's. The bands musical style for some reason has been compared quite heavily with that of Pink Floyd. Save for the slow, atmospheric opening number "Aeropause" which features some very nice Gilmour like melodic guitar work and ok so they also lifted the title for "Bright Ambassadors Of Morning" from a line in Floyd's "Echoes" I can see it, but trust me this is where the comparisons end. Since the band was originally formed by Chloe Alper and Jon Courtney PRR have amalgamated many different musical influences into the groups sound and you get a real feel for that on this CD. Check out the aforementioned twelve minute epic "Bright Ambassadors of Morning", which for the most part plays out as a dreamy, psychedelic landscape before dissolving into an almost Zeppelin-seque stomp at the end. Alper's vocals which are stellar throughout creates a perfect dreamlike state as on the excellent "Goshen's Return". The band plays up their indie rock influences effortlessly weaving it all together with some moving psychedelic passages and many of the tracks segue seamlessly into each other giving the CD a perfect feeling of glimmering permanence. There is something for almost every music fan to discover in the music of Pure Reason Revolution and The Dark Third left me musically satiated each time.

Track Listing
1) Aeropause
2) Goshen's Return
3) Apprentice of the Universe
4) Bright Ambassadors Of Morning
5) Nimos And Tambos
6) Voices in the Winter
7) Bullits Dominae
8) The Intention Craft
9) He Tried to Show Them Magic

Added: August 27th 2006
Reviewer: Ryan Sparks
Related Link: Official Band Website
Hits: 2873
Language: english

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