Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

Nick C
21-11-2017 22:43
Here it is - ran out of space https://www.youtub
e.com/watch?v=N9qr
cJd1O68

Nick C
21-11-2017 22:40
Daddy Warbucks - try this on Youtube and download it using Torch browser - it will strip the audio out - let it down the MP4 video and then it will download the audio as aac.

gdazegod
21-11-2017 20:31
Not me but I'll have a hunt for it.

reyno-roxx
20-11-2017 22:15
Anyone have a rip of the Daddy Warbucks album on Tiger Lily from 76 please?

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2005 Articles » Sieges Even - 2005 The Art Of Navigating By The Stars
 
Sieges Even - 2005 The Art Of Navigating By The Stars



ARTIST: Sieges Even
ALBUM: The Art Of Navigating By The Stars
LABEL: Inside Out Music
SERIAL: IOMCD 225
YEAR: 2005

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Arno Menses - vocals * Markus Steffen - guitars * Oliver Holzwarth - bass * Alex Holzwarth - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Intro: Navigating By The Stars * 02 Sequence I: The Weight * 03 Sequence II: The Lonely Views Of Condors * 04 Sequence III: Unbreakable * 05 Sequence IV: Stigmata * 06 Sequence V: Blue Wide Open * 07 Sequence VI: To The Ones Who Have Failed * 08 Sequence VII: Lighthouse * 09 Sequence VIII: Styx

RATING:


Background
Pure prog candy. Back in the 90's, Sieges Even were a band struggling to find its fanbase - it didn't help that founding member Markus had to bail out in '92 and that they could never settle with a convincing singer. In '97 they split up, but thankfully they reformed and found their defining frontman Arno Menses in a fairytale manner - he had previously never sung professionally before, but was encouraged by his wife to send in demos to the band members because he was the biggest fan of Sieges Even prior to their breaking up. The Holzwarth brothers and Steffen loved it, and he became a member of a lineup that wrote one of my favourite prog albums.


The Songs
After the generic 'Babies Crying' intro, we rush in straight into the surrealistically picturesque 'The Weight'. Quite a dark track, and as a relief and counterweight to it, the second album 'sequence' is the dreamiest song I'd ever heard, with lyrics fit for a disheartened idealist's manifesto. This idealist, however, is still holding on steadfastly to his beliefs. 'Unbreakable' is painfully personal, slow, almost awkwardly emotional, and 'Stigmata' is as sparkly and fresh as a summer sunset after a hailstorm. 'Blue Wide Open' brings to mind the heat and vast open space of Mediterranean landscapes, almost like a companion piece to a great old Serbian romantic poem that recalls a moment of tranquility in the purple, hot, summer noon near a great water. 'To The Ones Who Have Failed' is evocative and strangely comforting, and 'Lighthouse' just knocks it out of the park with the uplifting feeling of common beauties of life that are in our reach that only music can allude to. 'Styx' is a beast of a song, somewhat reminiscent of 'Stigmata' earlier on, full of changes and intricacy and surprise twists, and an apt closer.


In Summary
If you want to listen to something thematic, atmospheric, uplifting, touching; something that sounds like Rush that grew up on a steady diet of art rock in the 90's and fronted by Steve Walsh if he were an AOR singer with a penchant for Yes-like vocal harmonies, this album is your best bet.


Related Articles
N/A


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
This article has been tagged
Tags: Sieges Even 
 
Comments
#1 | gdazegod on January 13 2014 13:04:10
I think I might track this down.. hmm..
#2 | englandashes on January 13 2014 20:41:17
Of course, most of the guys went on to form Subsignal, who's 3 albums are all worth picking up, their latest Paraiso, nearly made it in my best of this year. Sieges Even also come highly recommended.
#3 | rkbluez on January 13 2014 21:49:35
Great album...the new vocalist was just what they needed IMO...really classy stuff here.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 0% [No Votes]
90% 90% 100% [1 Vote]
85% 85% 0% [No Votes]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 0% [No Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
 
Articles Cloud
Renaissance - 1969 Renaissance, ZZ Top - 1983 Eliminator, Pretty Maids - 2002 Planet Panic, Fist (Canada) - 2002 Interview with Ron Chenier, Stevens, Cat - 1973 Foreigner, Midnight Oil - 2002 Interview with Peter Garrett, 3-D - 1980 3-D, Zwol, Walter - 1979 Effective Immediately, Pride Of Lions - 2017 Fearless, Section A - 2006 Parallel Lives, Reid, Benson - 1992 You Get What You Give, Outlaws, The - 1978 Playin' To Win, Evile - 2007 Enter The Grave, Blue Rose - 1983 Blue Rose, Cassidy, Shaun - 1978 Under Wraps
Tags©
Forcefield II Kevin McCourt Bill Meyers East Yesterrock Boulevard Victory Spartan Warrior Rock Candy Records Wounded Bird Smashed Gladys Diamond In The Rough Billionaire Boys Club After Hours Lodgic Electric Light Orchestra The Sinceros Wounded Bird Praying Mantis The Press Ace Frehley Soul Shock Remedy Sabu Blanc Faces Fury Vic Vergat Y and T Best Of 2014 Richie Kotzen Winery Dogs The Basics Phil Rudd Texas Hippie Coalition Livesay Nelson Goblin Soundtrack Michael Bolton
All Tags
Search DDG