At that time the album still reflected the band’s admiration for the progressive and psychedelic sound of the 70’s with big arrangements and complex chord progressions, but also presenting some metal and jazz elements .Still , one of the key elements in Verbal delirium sound was and still is their commitment to the presence of very distinct melodic patterns which bear a heavy role in their songs . After that, the band moved on to a more alternative rock style, though still preserving much of the progressive elements. Another change in the lineup went on, introducing Nikitas Kissonas on guitars. and drummer Tolis Liapis. As a result, first official album entitled “So close and yet so far away” was introduced.
Recording sessions took place between January and March 2009 and after numerous successful performances throughout Greece it went out public, distribution of Musea records , in November 2010. The album also showed some premature signs of the band’s aspiration and intention to experiment with orchestration, leaving behind in many cases the standard output of a rock sound , for the sake of a broader musical outcome. As soon as the recordings ended the band found itself once more with the need of a change in line-up, as drummer Tolis Liapis dropped his place due to personal issues. Hopefully the wait didn’t last long and drummer Enthralling Kernel G (Gregory Pavlakos), was added to fill up the space. As of March 2011, Anastasis Hamilakis (Keyboards – Theremin) has been added to the band's workforce and is now considered to be a full time member. The band is in the process of extending its horizons, experimenting with new forms of arrangement, seeing the music as a hole and not as distinctive genres.
Till now the “So close...” album has met an overall cordial correspondence by the critics and this has played a major role in the band's eagerness to continue its effort. So, things are moving fast forward , towards the recording of a second album. An album that takes us this time on the path to a more alternative – art rock feel , implementing the sound of some new instruments through the appearance of a number of guest musicians. 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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