(8/10) Normally it's Frontiers Music that brings together a well-known singer with an excellent guitar player. InsideOut did the same, just on a next level when it comes to creativity and technical capabilities.
"Invention of Knowledge" combines two eras of prog music. The glue between these eras is the passion for progressive rock music that is technically advanced, mature and while reaching a wider group of rock/metal fans.
It is Yes frontman Jon Anderson and The Flower Kings mainman Roine Stolt that combined forces for this album. The two guys got support from a longer list of musicians that are all equally good. Jonas Reingold and Michael Stolt shared the responsibility for the bass, while Felix Lehrmann completed the rhythm section with his dynamic drum playing. Lalle Larsson was in charge of piano and synthesizers while various singers such as Daniel Gildenlow enriched the longplayer with their vocals.
The album is divided into four chapters, featuring songs that are partly musical masterpieces with an epical length of more than ten minutes. Based on the musical expertise of all involved even these cineastic compositions have enough tension to attract listeners all the way, from beginning to end. Accented details, sometimes more sometimes less obvious, give each of the composition a musical depth that makes the longplayer to an exciting experience. Still there is an ease in each of the numbers that never overwhelms the listener.
If you like the earlier Yes and if you call The Flower Kings to your favorites, than you you should check-out "Invention of Knowledge" too.
Invention of Knowledge
I. Invention (09:41)
II. We Are Truth (06:41)
III. Knowledge (06:30)
I. Knowing (10:31)
II. Chase and Harmony (07:17)
I. Everybody Heals (07:36)
II. Better by Far (02:03)
III. Golden Light (03:30)
Label: InsideOut Music
Genre: Prog Rock
Release Date EU: June 24th, 2016