The Aspic sound
means welcome to the spirit of King Crimson & Co.
Whereas you may hear the Aspic sound only low in the background
of a telephone interview concerning the tragic fate of those suffering
rare genetic disorder in "Progeria" will be struck fully
by a "Silver Storm" immediately afterwards.
Excessive guitar soli, the impressive voice and the fat sound of
the hammond organ create a melodic and spheric rock sound supported
by such exotic instruments as the theremin for example.
The songs run pretty long and may remind you to a symphony as they
include passages determined by different tempi and styles and so
will create various moods and imaginations, tell stories on their
Gloomy, dark and low - the great Shelob approaches ...
Colourful and somewhat queer you'll find yourself in the icy mountains
of Megalodon ...
The Aspic sound on "Progeria EP" is inspired by the music
of the old masters such as King Crimson most obviously. His music
is often described as in some way surreal, powerfull, originate,
full of electronic improvisations or even as symphonic rock music.
The Arabs have taken a page out of his book.
But their music also reveals more references to the Arabs' Golden
Age of Rock Music. Some passages may remind of the melodic organ
themes of the Doors, the spheric sound of some Pink Floyd songs
and contain classic blues elements.
And even the lyrics in style as well as in topics resemble the
spirit of the 1970's. Not the shallow Love and Peace message of
the late flower power period but phantastic worlds full of colours,
picturesque although somewhat paradox sceneries through which strange
creatures fight their way ...