Tidal Force
Nebula


4.0
excellent

Review

by ClemintineBree USER (12 Reviews)
November 21st, 2012 | 17 replies | 898 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Excellent 2012 progressive/electronic.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Tidal Force is a new force in the progressive/electronic field. Their debut release Nebula starts with a 22 minute track which takes us through an array of various textures. It begins with a slow moving synth pattern with at least 5 other layers over that work in perfect compliment. The opening themes sways back and forth and shows the compositional control of the artist quite well. Random ambient effect blaze in and out as if weaving a spider web through a soft piece of matter. The track eventually begins to open up with a in key guitar lead/solo that is also slow moving. A slow building creshendo of a multi-note repeating pattern slowly begins to inch its way into the progressing theme; a characteristic that can be found throughout the whole track. Eventually a programmed beat comes in but only standing way in the back ground. The beat is reserved in a sparing manner. The earlier mentioned multi-notes patterns growns in prominance untile the track has reached full progressive height before falling back down again. This whole track is quite an enjoyable experience and for being progressive/electronic it still feels quite dark and serene.

The two later tracks out of the three are much more experimental in nature. "Gaining Momentum" uses raspy ambient synths and a space rock section in the middle of it. Near the end of this same track there are techniques of native synth effects that job octaves back and forth, almost instaneously. The closing title trackis probably the weakest here as it feels ideas have ran out but its still good track which is basically an ambient/synth-mellow rock track with guitar leads. This is a good 2012 prog/electro release and is well worth everyones time. I highly recommend this album, especially that 22 minute opening track.



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BallsToTheWall
November 21st 2012



44164 Comments


Dope art.

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
November 21st 2012



15786 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dl'ed this a few weeks ago yeh its pretty good, nice review

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CaptainDooRight
November 21st 2012



28321 Comments


i heard this when mena rec'd it, decent stuff

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foxblood
November 21st 2012



6797 Comments


1. google search hubble image of Orion Nebula
2. add band logo
3. ???
4. profit

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2012



3331 Comments


This sounds interesting, I'm downloading it now.
I agree with Foxblood, they could've spent more time with their album cover, but if it's good it doesn't matter, since space themed covers are cool.

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CaptainDooRight
October 30th 2013



28321 Comments


thoughts?

Mad.
February 25th 2014



3585 Comments


November 22nd 2012

October 30th 2013

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CaptainDooRight
February 25th 2014



28321 Comments


better late than always

Mad.
February 25th 2014



3585 Comments


What's with the alt?

CaptainDooRight
February 25th 2014



28321 Comments


i think i wanted to retire from writing so i decided to create a new alt so i wouldn't have to worry about expectations

also, primarily, i think i may have been banned at the time

Mad.
February 26th 2014



3585 Comments


lol the second bit certainly sounds feasible

Have you checked Thumpermonkey yet?

CaptainDooRight
February 26th 2014



28321 Comments


hmm i don't think so, ill try to jam them tomm at workz

Mad.
February 26th 2014



3585 Comments


Do eet, you should like it, it's got that prog inaccessibleness

CaptainDooRight
February 27th 2014



28321 Comments


aight just got into the office so hopefully i can find them on youtube, will check once i get a chance today *note to self*

Mad.
February 27th 2014



3585 Comments


Nah mate Bandcamp is the way

CaptainDooRight
February 27th 2014



28321 Comments


ah that's bummer because bandcamp doesn't work at my job, its blocked, ill have to wait till i get home then

Mad.
February 27th 2014



3585 Comments


There's some guy that's uploaded all the tracks on youtube actually, 'MichaelWoodman'



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