Fireworks

CD Reviews

The Dave Foster Band - 'Nocebo' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/fd/0c/62/the-dave-foster-band-nocebo-26-1568966395.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     September 16, 2019    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
1090   0   1   0   0   0

Title

Title

Label

Genre

Don't let the "Progressive" label dissuade you – this impressive album needs to be experienced by everyone.

I've been a huge enthusiast of Dave Foster's work ever since I witnessed his superb guitar attributes whilst playing for Progressive Folk entity Mr. So & So. Since those days (almost a decade ago) Foster has undertaken a valued position within the ranks of The Steve Rothery Band as well as lending his expertise to Welsh Prog act Panic Room (the latter has sadly concluded due to his immense workload).

'Nocebo' (please look it up as my wordage restricts explanation) is the guitarist's third solo album; his debut 'Gravity' was released in 2010 and his superlative sophomore effort 'Dreamless' became my Number One Album in 2016. Regarding this latest venture, Foster told me, "It's music I wish already existed... as it didn't, we wrote (this) to fulfil that wish."

Foster has encapsulated individuals whose musical attributes are unimpeachable, and as a collective they fuse together majestically to produce a cornucopia of highly intelligent, melodic and thought-provoking Progressive Rock songs. So typical of Foster's self-effacing character, he encourages Dutch songbird Dinet Poortman (vocals), Leon Parr and Stuart Browne (drums), Yatim Halimi (bass) and Anthony Hindley (piano, organ) to stand front and centre, whilst the man himself consummately utilises guitars, keyboards and bass to cement a breathtaking soundscape.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


'Pata Dura' opens proceedings with such fervour, but it's not long until the sumptuous, ethereal vocals of Poortman temper the intensity; her narrativity in delivery commands full attention from the listener. A scintillating guitar break mid-track (apparently influenced by Tin Machine's Reeves Gabrels) emphasises just how outstanding Foster is when the shackles are removed. Further proof of his forceful fret-board dexterity can be witnessed on 'Anything', 'Eventually, Everything Connects' and the gargantuan 'Ghosts'. The latter has Foster on lead vocals; it's a position he still feels slightly uncomfortable about but believe me, his enchanting vocals are perfect for these types of songs and probably the fundamental reason why I totally engaged with his previous release 'Dreamless'.

Apart from the commercial catchiness of 'Counting Down The Days', the remaining tracks radiate a serenity that captivates and caresses. That's not to say 'Forfeit', 'Karma', 'Ephermeral', 'Glitch', 'From Within' and album closer 'All That Remains' are uninspiring, quite the opposite in fact. Cameo appearances from Steve Rothery ('Karma') and StillMarillion vocalist Martin Jakubski ('Anything') only enhance the already exquisite listening experience.

Don't let the "Progressive" label dissuade you – this impressive album needs to be experienced by everyone.

Dave Crompton

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  February 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
       1  2
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272829 

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 weeks, 5 days ago
  • SeaDog57 : just an observation. I just got Issue 89 at the Bookstore and when i looked at the spine of the magazine it says "Fireworks Issue 85 Winter Jan - Mar 2019" Was this a misprint? The rest of the Magazine is Issue 89. Was just wondering did anyone else notice this?
  • Berny : Apologies! Magazine can now be accessed from your download section. Best wishes, B.
  • Berny : @Martykelly: We're sorry
  • Martykelly : Just purchased issue 89 hoping its going to be in my download soon.
  • Johns Band : Will "Watch & Listen" music videos make a comeback. Just order H.E.A.T. "Live In London" CD.
  • Berny : @the trapps: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. The magazine is now available in your downloads section.
  • the trapps : waiting for the issue 89 which we purchased to be in our downloads section ???
  • Berny : @tomandpam: Many thanks for your purchase. The download instructions were sent yesterday, please contact me at «email» should you haven't received the email.
  • tomandpam : I paid for a download on issue 89 and didn't receive the download. Please let me know when I can get it. Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Fireworks Magazine #89 will be available at selected UK based newsagents on December 16th. The digital version can already be purchased in our Download Store.
  • zom414 : When's the next mag due for release?
  • Berny : @el nowy: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. Pls. check your mail!
  • el nowy : Hi, how long does it take for my download license to be available? I purchased it 3 days ago. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @l.thijs: Apologies for the delay, your digital copy can now be downloaded from your "My Downloads" section.
  • l.thijs : Hi Fireworks Magazine. I made a purchase on 10 nov and I paid by Paypall. I bought the #85 fireworks mag download for GBP3,50. But I didn,t receive anything. Please can you find out what's going on?
  • kazooba : I have digital versions of every issue from 27 thru 88, any way I can get issues 1 - 26 with cd's digitally?
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: The links are in the Fireworks menu. Have you tried scrolling down? Maybe your screen size is too small...
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; there are only links up to Fireworks 86. Which is kinda strange because i already downloaded CD 87 but i'm looking for the link to CD 88...Chris
  • Rocktopia Te : @Johns Band: Can you please contact us here: «email»
  • Johns Band : Fireworks Magazine 88 did not arrive by post. paid by PayPal. Any Suggestion.
  • Berny : @bpomper: Can you pls. contact the Rocktopia team here: «email»
  • bpomper : i found the problem..old email i can not access.i have tried to change it by editing my info but it wont allow. any suggestions
  • Berny : @bpomper: A reply was sent yesterday, We recommend checking your spam/junk mail to see if our message was filtered there. The magazine was already sent to your shipping address. Please let me know if you do not receive it within the next couple of days. Thanks for your patience!
  • bpomper : Thanks didnt of that. I still have not heard about fireworks 88 was it sent out. Thankyou
  • Rocktopia Te : @bpomper: For security reasons, we removed your previous message. Please do not post your private e - mail address. Many thanks for your understanding.
  • bpomper : Thanks for the reply. I see download but can you confirm that hardcopy was or is sent ou .thanks.the email i used is inder the contact me info of the website
  • Berny : @bpomper: Apologies for your troubles. Where did you send the email to? We haven't received anything. I will send you a longer reply via mail. Also, you can download the free CD from the "Fireworks" menu on top, but the CD links are only shown if you are logged in.
  • bpomper : 3rd email inquiring about my purchase of fireworks #88. i purchased on the 2oth of sept and today is the 24 with no response...paypal has taken the payment. should i have a down load of the cd for mu usa magazine. Looking forward to an answer
  • bpomper : hello i purchased fireworks #88 through paypal on9/23 and have not recieved an email from rocktopia. purchase is for a hard copy of the mag. should i have cd download instructions.when should i expect it
  • Berny : @Johns Band: I've just sent you an e - mail. Best regards, B.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site