A Different Point of You got rave reviews from the international press and paved the way for an extended tour with an old favourite: a year after the album’s release, Alias Eye supported the Canadian band Saga on the German leg of their European tour. Playing in front of over 17,000 people certainly got the adrenaline pumpin’! In summer 2005, Matthias Richter (guitars) decided to leave the band. However, a more than adequate replacement was soon found: Matthias Wurm, an old friend of vocalist Philip Griffiths, joined the band 2 months later. As work commenced on Alias Eye’s third studio effort In Focus, the band soon realised that the new material required a different, almost radical approach: get rid of all the baggage - pads, guitar overdubs, and choir arrangements - and focus on what’s really important: the song. Wurm’s motto “back to the basics – so basically make it rock!” became the band’s new mantra and influenced not only the song writing process but also the recording process itself.
Thus, keyboards were restricted to piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Hammond, and Wurm’s virtuoso style of playing gave the record a gritty edge, thus enhancing the rough character of the songs. Mixed and mastered at the renowned, state of the art HOFA-Studios, In Focus combines Alias Eye’s typical feeling for catchy, yet complex melodies with a much straighter and heavier sound. The album was released by Quixote Records on 15th January, 2007. (Source: http://www.myspace.com/aliaseye) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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