Fireworks

Docker's Guild - 'The Heisenberg Diaries - Book A: Sounds Of Future Past' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/f3/5d/df/dockers-guild-book-a-sounds-of-a-future-past-78-1480016439.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     November 24, 2016    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
2421   0   1   0   0   0

There is much to enjoy here, particularly if you like Sci-Fi from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

I don't really do Progressive music. That's nothing against the genre itself, it's just not for me, much like I enjoy some Country that would send some of my colleagues running for the hills. So when I receive an album called 'The Heisenberg Diaries Book A: Sounds Of Future Past', I thought "that sounds suspiciously like a Prog album". Then I see it's released by Lion – don't they do a lot of Prog? Then I notice it's listed down on the magazine's spreadsheet as Prog. What in the name of Hades is the Reviews Ed playing at?

As it turns out, my disinterest in Prog is counterbalanced by my love for Retro Sci-Fi. Led by Douglas R. Docker, The Guild have put together this album which, according to its press release, is "part of a series of four transitional albums... which focus on an aspect of the storyline's main character, Dr. Jack Heisenberg. This particular installment focuses on his youth and love of Science Fiction".

This release kicks off with a great version of the 'Space: 1999' theme which is followed in quick succession with a Queen suite from the 'Flash Gordon' soundtrack, which encapsulates the best of that album by covering the likes of 'Flash's Theme', 'Football Fight' and a decent take on 'The Hero' among others. It's a well put together suite, with the female vocals avoiding comparison with the great Freddie Mercury. I did think the guitars sounded thin though, I prefer a bit more beef – the emphasis here is very much on the Docker's synth work.

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


With an all-female cast including the likes of Amaranthe's Elize Ryd and Amanda Somerville to handle some of the vocal work, there is much to enjoy here, particularly if you like Sci-Fi from the sixties, seventies and eighties. There's everything from 'Barbarella' to the 'Red Dwarf Theme', a synth-tastic take on 'Doctor Who' which is bolstered by drums and some grinding guitars and a real eighties throwback with 'The Neverending Story'.

With Alessandro Del Vecchio in charge of mixing and mastering, the album sounds good and if you like Sci-Fi, this is a great selection which will bathe you in waves of nostalgia. I can't say I'd have had any interest had it not been presented to me because of its Sci-Fi theme, but due to my familiarity with most of the material here, it was more than listenable.

James Gaden

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

<<  June 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
       1  2
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 days, 16 hours ago
  • Raphone : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; need a download link for #86 and the pg number for the Code
  • Berny : @Siodmark: Pls. check your mail! Apologies for the troubles, we hope you enjoy the magazine! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys! Purchased FIREWORKS #86 and paid by my paypal, but there is no download link on my account. Can you please help me? tnks ; - )
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.
  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #85 is out now!
  • Berny : @Bill24: Please follow the instructions at «link» or contact me directly at «email»
  • Bill24 : I cannot unzip the mp3's asking for a password. Same one I use to login with? Please someone help. Thanks.
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny
  • Berny : The FREE PDF version of Fireworks #82 is still available, including 88 (!!) bonus MP3 songs Just click on the banner on top of the site. Already 800+ downloads and counting!
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Apologies! Link was fixed, CD 84 is now available from the FIREWORKS menu on top of the page (for registered members only). Thanks & best wishes, B :)
  • SeaDog57 : Doesn't seem to be a download for bonus cd 84 just 2 identical versions of Bonus CD 83?
  • Rocktopia Te : Interviews with Lordi, Dee Snider, W.A.S.P., Myles Kennedy and many more. Check out the Fireworks & Rocktopia interview sections!
  • Berny : We are proud to premiere the new lyric video by MASS! Check out the news section.
  • Berny : Hi biggywiggymusic: Sorted out, apologies for the delay.
  • biggywiggymu : Hi I just ordered download of 84 - took my PayPal and then it said I didn't pay. Have the transaction number. Can someone help?
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #84 is out now!!
  • amcc1888 : Thanks Berny
  • Berny : @amcc1888: Please check your mail. Many thanks, B.
  • amcc1888 : Hi There i have ordered Fireworks Issue 83 and paid by PayPal but you have charged me twice but the download has not appeared in my account...also sent you a web contact message..anyone there to help me thanks Tony
  • Berny : We proudly present the new lyric video by AMERICAN TEARS, pls. check out our newsfeed!
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 500 live reviews on Rocktopia! Check out the latest ones, incl. Iron Maiden, Steven Tyler and Steelhouse Festival 2018!
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Purchases were added to your account. Sorry for the troubles, not sure why you are still having issues with the DL store. Pls. check your mail. Many thanks & best wishes, B.
  • Transmet1972 : Sent another email re new purchase. Same download issue. Thanks.

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