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Titel / Title The True Bequest 
Label Eyevory Music 
Web www.eyevorymusic.com
Total run time
35:36 min. 
Vö/ReleaseApril 2012 

Varied. Melodic. Catchy. Interspersed with folk elements. On pop harmonies based rock - this could be the short information about the music of the band Eyevory from Bremen, Germany. The new EP "The True Bequest" was produced by the German rock legend Frank Bornemann (Eloy), Horus Sound Studio in Hannover.

The first song is not really convinced, even if it starts pretty powerful and shows changing tempos and a sense of melody. First, it seems to be another German, English singing band that has not yet found a personal profile; even talented, they seem to end up in well tempered mediocrity.

"On My Way To Bliss" works like a reminiscent of the 80s U.S. pop-rock, like a soundtrack to "Top Gun" including melody, guitar solos, rhythm and chorus. Yes, euphonious, but somehow not of today. But then the song moves in a sloping Intermezzo running progressively towards and by flute-playing evokes a slight return to Ian Anderson's Yethro Tull with fading away Yes pathos.

"Blackbird" starts as a soft, romantic pop ballad, then picks up a little ride, but remains somewhat inconsequential. Then a tough end and a Manfred Mann-start of "Blind Understanding" with a song which makes good steam in the mill going again back in the 80s movie sphere; that catchy and easy.

The most surprising song on the album is "Mi Corazón", not only because sung in Spanish, but especially by infectious rhythm. Finally, the almost 10 minutes long and interesting "The Tower" shows at the beginning slightly classic feel like of The Nice or reminds later - by synthesizer and piano - of the Kraut rockers Triumvirat.

Eyevory is difficult to accommodate. For easy-listening radio capability a bit too complicated and bulky, but for the progressives under the friends of rock `n´roll a little too much pop and smooth melodies. A kind of hybrid between '80s pop and '70s rock; between soft harmonies and a temporal flare of fascinating complexity. In all very clean - as if the ability to spontaneity and experiment would have succumbed by the desire to sound with the debut as perfectly as possible.

1. Addiction to Affection (3:28)
2. On My Way to Bliss (3:30)
3. Black Bird (5:19)
4. Blind Understanding (4:07)
5. Divided (4:38)
6. Mi Corazón (4:36)
7. The Tower (9:58)

Jana Frank - Gesang | Bass
Kaja Fischer - Gesang | Querfl öte | Keyboards
David Merz - Gitarre | Triggerpedals
Sascha B. Suso - Schlagzeug | Electronic Percussion

Andreas Torneberg

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