Pure Reason Revolution
The Dark Third
Release date: February 19th 2007
Label: InsideOut Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Website: www.purereasonrevolution.com
Style: Progressive Rock
Rating: 72/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: February 5th 2007

The Anglo-American music press has been praising Pure Reason Revolution with sentences like: "The missing link between Pink Floyd and the 21st century", "They master the contrast between inner space-odyssey and rock exuberance" and "They play like space freaks in a prog summer camp". 'The Dark Third' is their highly acclaimed debut album - a very sophisticated piece of music.

Their name is inspired by Kant's "Kritik der reinen Vernunft" (Critique of the Pure Reason) with the addition of the word Revolution, because they think of their music as being radical and revolutionary.

We spend one third of our lives sleeping and about 6 years of that is dreaming. Inspired by the fascination for and the origin of dreams Pure Reason Revolution takes us on a journey with no limitations. Just like dreams, the music has no limits, no rules - the songs can have any running time and orchestration.

Musically we are in the outskirts of progressive rock often crossing the borders into art rock and psychedelic rock. Each song is an intense, vivid and lucid dream, keeping the listener at suspense before bubbling over with rich harmonies and melodies. This is a journey inwards, into new dimensions...

This Liverpool based outfit has created quite an unique collection of big soundscapes, which should be of interest to fans of Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Muse, The Mars Volta and even old 'Wildhoney'-era Tiamat. So try it out, sit down, close your eyes and let the music take you on a joy ride into the land of dreams...