• CDs Bought in January 2007 and Reviewed

    25 May 2007, 21:46 by kashmir91086

    1/10: almagest (free from their website, http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=39727910)

    Egyptian Kings is an ambience space-rock band from Portugal; Almagest is their debut. All is well during the opener, "Murmurs," and track two, "Pale White Dot." A flute plays a pretty melody over a synth ambience and high hat during the beginning of the latter, the highlight of the album. "Pale White Dot" then morphs into a very spacey number where the synths take the lead until a guitar solo comes in. If the listener is seeking some high-quality, Page-esque riffing, he's acquired the wrong album, for this is all about space (as evidenced by the album cover, available on Egyptian King's website, listed above). The third section of "Pale White Dot" is a peaceful interlude in which the flute returns with the melody until a guitar or synth (hard to tell which) ends the track. All in all, "Pale White Dot" is a pretty good space-prog rock ditty.