Quantum Fantay - Tesselation Of Euclidean Space,
This really is a band that wants to both stay true to its roots and progress at the same time, so for 2017 the band has expanded from a four-piece with guests to a six-piece working on their own. No more using a guest flautist, as Jorinde has joined as a full member, as has Nette Willox who brings in saxophone and vocals. Don’t worry, they haven’t suddenly turned into a band with a lead singer, the vocals are just another effect they use when the time is right as opposed to now being a band providing backing music. They are still very influenced by Ozrics, but they have started to expand away from the core sound, especially with the use of the saxophone. In many ways, they have turned up the complexity with a great deal of layering within the sounds, and have also gone back to a more normal format of songwriting as opposed to the experimentation that existed on the previous album.
Although each of the three albums are quite similar in many ways, they know what people expect from them and are going to continue to keep delivering it, they also know that they need to move on to succeed and thrive and that is very much the case with this one. It is the strongest album of theirs that I have heard to date, and I am starting to realise that I need to go back in time and listen to their very first ones, as so far everything I have heard from the Belgians has impressed me immensely.