Posts Tagged ‘Porcupine Tree’


[Recommendation] Hello Madness – Light and Life After Dusk

December 14, 2008


Alejandro Millán, ex member of Stream Of Passion and Elfonía released his debut solo album on popular bittorent site Demonoid on the 21st of November 2008. Along with Alejando, there is Pablo González-Sarre on bass and Enrique González on drums. Alejando does the vocals, piano, keyboards and concertina.

The news article mentioned it was a blend of progressive and alternative rock with influences from Porcupine Tree, Muse, Keane and Coldplay. This drew my attention as I am a huge Porcupine Tree fan and 90% of my library is a mix of those two genres. On the other hand I was thinking to myself this is going to be a mess of different sounds mashed together. Keane and Coldplay I strongly dislike and Muse are just above average at best. It was at this point I got it, it’s free so why not!

This album certainly would appeal to fans of neo-prog with it’s dark beat and slow tempo along with the depressive lyrics. “I long for you, I die for you” Really I feel it is Blackfield meets Keane. To me it is not as progressive as bands such as Porcupine Tree or Marillion but you can constantly hear the influence.

So in conclusion this is a great mix, creating a real emotional piece of music.

Sample: Destiny is too late download

Written by Oliver Sayers