Alkemy - "Da 63 Projekt"
(Unicorn Records 2004, UNCR-5012)
Uploaded to Aural Innovations: July 2004
Damn... these guys really remind me of someone and I just canít place it right now. Anyway, the band are from Bordeaux, France and are a four piece who draw influences from RUSH and Queensryche, but mix this with a more jazzy approach and take the laid back sounds of Pat Metheny and Chick Corea to balance out their sound. This is excellently illustrated by the second song on the CD, Turtle Soup. Some of the music reminds me of stuff from David Chastainís Next Planet Please release. This is an excellent CD for those into rock-fusion with a melodic edge, despite quite heavy guitars at times. I wonder if the band are playing still, as they have not played a concert since July 2003 according to the web site???
For more information you can visit the Alkemy web site at: http://www.alkemy.fr.st.
Da 63 Projekt is distributed by Unicorn Records. You can visit their web site at: http://www.unicornrecords.com.
Reviewed by Scott Heller