German VERSUS X plays symphonic and intricate progressive rock in the vein of the best bands of the seventies (KING CRIMSON, ELP, VDGG, .) with influences of classical music, heavy rock, jazz-rock and the music of contemporary classical composers. The songs are lenghty with fantastic arrangements and great musicianship.
Unlike their second excellent work "Disturbance", the level of complexity on "Versus X" is moderate, though the absolute majority of themes and arrangements shows that their authors were full of wish to create really original production within the frame of Progressive Rock. As a result, "Versus X" become one of the most ambitious albums in 1993. All the basic "parameters" of "The Turbulent Zone" album such as composing in general and arrangements particularly, musicianship and performance, overall sounding and the sound as such, at last, entirely correspond with my perception of this album as of a Classic Art Rock masterpiece. If you're a fan of that classic '70's prog, it's hard to beat VERSUS X. http://www.progarchives.com
Track Listing: 1. Curtain Call (17:38) 2. In Silent Age (16:47) 3. The Mirror of Division (22:30)
The Band: - Arne Schäfer / vocals, guitars - Ekkehard Nahm / piano, orgel, synthesizer, bass pedals - Stephan Dilley / bass guitar - Stefan Maywald / drums