Portuguese multi-instrumentalist Hugo Flores is back with the second
part of his four chaptersí long concept about the planet Pyther. The
story about a planet far, far away where people live together with
meka dragonflies and a new born breed of Flying Thoughts that seems
to have been created by a somehow living Cheops pyramid.
With the fictional story in place, it's time to let the music do the
talking, and I must say that Hugo hasn't limited himself at all on
this album, he is going all the way; rock, metal, symphonic and
progressive styles nicely mixed together in a musical universe of
The album is packed with fine bit and pieces of intriguing music,
and Hugo Flores is never afraid to throw in some odd timetables and
some different instruments like a saxophone or a flute. And
everything would have been sweet and candy if it wasn't for one
thing: the production!
I really hate when a production spoils an otherwise fine and
interesting experience, but sadly enough the production is so weak
that sometimes the songs sound muddy and incoherent. Sometimes
things just clatter together and almost kill what could have been...
So we end up with an album with lots of fine ideas throughout ten
well executed songs, but the whole thing get butchered by a very
weak production. Sad, but true...