Echolyn
Suffocating the Bloom


4.0
excellent

Review

by ClemintineBree USER (12 Reviews)
March 11th, 2013 | 20 replies | 1,119 views


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Whoa

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Echolyn is a progressive rock band that was formed in the early 90's. They are strongly influenced by legends Gentle Giant. They have fantastic levels of musicallity which are fully evident in each of the band members talents. Their music has great flow and their discography is quite solid. Suffocating the Bloom is a fantastic record about winter and other naturistic landscaps. Although 21 tracks long its actually one song. "Memoirs From Between" showcases some beautiful vocal melodies from Brett William Kull. The backing progressive folk melodies blend well with his voice.

Tracks like "In every garden" are really excellent. The flutes blending well with the chimming ride slaps and Bretts voice makes me want to dance and leap off building in full confidence. It's kind of like that scene on the movie called the game where Michael Douglas at the end jumps off the building because he's so sad he shot his brother and when he's falling in slow motion is in every garden, it's just perfect. Sometimes Bretts voice will climax like the mid three minute section of this same track. The synth tricklings of the synth master Christopher Bizby, are really good.

"A little nonsense" is truly jazz fusion. Gentle Giant really shines here. Even the mid-clapping part with vocal hamonies is purely Gentle Giant's influence. In fact, you should really hear this track. When the bass lines of master Thomas Hyatt[not to be confused with the hotel] comes in you will immediatly be wow'd because he's really good. In fact, when he slaps the bass it gives off a rather distinct reverb falangee effect that only he can do. In fact, he's really good at staying in harmony. I don't know how he does.

Gentle Giant are clearly the main influences so wouldn't you check this. Gentle Giant are the foundation of good music and jazzy prog vibes and Echolyn really have learned the essense of copying good stuff. But not just stuff that is good butt stuff that is tasty and warm like baths. In fact, jeanluc ponty like riffs of violin are heard throughout. "The sentimental chain" is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. My dad once said "son, if you see beauty then go after it" and with Suffocating the Bloom all I heard was beauty. The only downside is the non-fitting album art. When I listen to suffocating the bloom all I feel is blue and winter and gloom and passion but red is too bull like. Please hear this, you have to hear this. You hear.



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CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

amazing album

Digging: Tukaaria - Raw to the Rapine

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
March 11th 2013



20264 Comments


Wow major props for reviewing this.

Jethro42
March 11th 2013



12388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Memoirs From Within rules
Great review, posd.

CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

agred sik song Jeth


CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

dam im really tempted to 4.5 this, its better than a 4

Jethro42
March 11th 2013



12388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah it's a question of faith.

CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i believe!

bro A suite for the everyman:twel is an amazing song too

CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

dam actually my track names are all messed up and the names are cut off, dam quee

Jethro42
March 11th 2013



12388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I assume you meant 'Twelve's Enough'. Sweet little instrumental it is.

CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yee

dam bro even the opening 21 is way swee

i def get the Gentle Giant Vibes here hard throughout

dam even those drum toms are true

CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

goooooonee aaarrrrrrrreeeeeeeeee thhhhhhhheeeeeee dddddddaaaaaayyyysss

JS19
March 11th 2013



4215 Comments


One of their best

Digging: 68 - In Humor and Sadness

CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

wats ur fav bro

CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

one voice is the best song ive ever heard

CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

one voice is the best song ive ever heard[2]


JS19
March 11th 2013



4215 Comments


Memoirs from Between is my fav. And funny you should mention the Gentle Giant influence, because I'm not really a fan, but I do like this album. Hmmm

CaptainDooRight
March 11th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

but what's ur fav al tho bro

and wah you don't like Gentle G, well that's cool

am I trippin or do you get a slight maynard feel in Brett William Kull's voice

JS19
March 12th 2013



4215 Comments


Oh, my favourite album by them is either Mei, or the new s/t one. They're both pretty great. I don't see the Maynard thing myself but I can sort of see why you would...

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2013



19609 Comments


haha this really is captain look at all the comments

Digging: The Who - Tommy

CaptainDooRight
October 30th 2013



28692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

whoa [2]



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