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Progressive Rock has got a new definition: SUBSIGNAL!

After the huge success of their debut album BEAUTIFUL & MONSTROUS in 2009, they come back with TOUCHSTONES , yet more elaborate and more innovative than before a stately album which reinforces their well-deserved large reputation.

Raving press reviews draw comparison with the legendary YES as a tribute to their talent.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 30, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: zyx/gcr
  • ASIN: B0057C8OUE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #887,422 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Russ Bellinger on November 29, 2011
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Just finished listening to this CD for the first time and I can honestly say that I was really amazed at the similarity to the last two Sieges Even CDs (which I love and consider masterpieces). This band is incredible and I wish that more people knew about this band. The lyrics are some of the best I have heard by anyone in recent years and the vocals and harmonies are superb! The musicianship is high-caliber and expertly performed. An all-around fantastic piece of music that I am very proud to have in my collection. My only complaint (and it is minor) is that at least on first listen, that the production was not quite as crystal clear as the Sieges Even work. But if I had heard this band on the radio and had not heard of Subsignal I would have sworn that it was Sieges Even! So fans of the band can pretty much expect the same type of creativity and beauty from this band. I just hope that they get some success as Subsignal! These guys really deserve it! I look forward to becoming more familiar with each song. It is a very learning journey! Just the kind I like! Master songwriters!
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i've been a progressive fan for a long time and have been searching for something new and refreshing for some time...well i am happy to say i have found what i was looking for!!!truley a masterpiece in it's own right!! finally my search is slowed down..until the next SUBSIGNAL cd is out.dont just sit there get this cd,you will not be disapointed!!magnifico!!!
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For their sophomore effort the band has created another lush prog album full of the type of music you would expect from Arno Menses. While I'm not going to go song by song (will let someone else do that) I will say that if you're a fan of their first album, plus a fan of Sieges Even, then this is a must have album. Overall, you will not be disappointed and you should expect some great listening.
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SUBSIGNAL "Touchstones"

Amidst the never-ending rain of music bombs that explode here and there at times, I feel lucky that this time I was, again, at the right spot. And what do I mean? I am exactly where I am not sorry, I am not sad or even enraged when musicians and artists have the knowledge, the experience and the guts to stay at the top, honoring their musical past without sacrificing it at the altar of popularity, fame and comfort. The Dutch-German SUBSIGNAL rightfully belong to those acclaimed musicians.

They respect, above all, their multi-year career and, as a consequence, their audience, their fans. All those, all us, that faithfully follow them from the SIEGES EVEN times. MENSES & STEFFEN, the distinctive twin, in sound and in presence, including members of the equally amazing bands DREAMSCAPE & SUN CAGED, come to spread the last of this year's music carpet.

TOUCHSTONES is the second creation of SUBSIGNAL (2 years after the incredible "Beautiful & Monstrous") and they must be truly proud, as even the slightest doubts, that possibly existed during their start, now simply totally vanished. Yet another amazing album came to stay; it is of the kind that you want to listen to over and over again. Without exaggerations, without decorations that distract your attention. A story of a lifetime, of experiences, of the years that have passed, along with any mistakes and the price being paid for them. Of the years that will come, bringing hopes and dreams different from those that passed. Revealing hidden thoughts and feelings, letting them become lyrics, poems, maybe even messages, along with the music.

A masterpiece of this level is simple and plain, from its visual presentation , there is no need for "overloading", to its lyrics and music.
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This cd is great, very, very good. I like more the hard part of progressive music(and with the term progressive I do not mean the last two works of SYMPHONY X),but this cd is not very hard but it is incredible . Mixed progressive metal parts with other parts very melodic and beautiful, with an amazing chorus work. Nothing is missing, it is almost perfect. The production is very good and very clean, letting us hear all the great music that they offer us in this work.I think the best song is FINISTERRE,but all the songs could be.This cd is great,great and great. RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!
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Tracks listed from most exciting to less. It's rare to find a near perfect prog record that is so close to prog metal, with near perfect catchy melodies in nearly every stretch of every song. Only track I think is kind of "blah" is track 7 "Finisterre", and notice they put it in the middle of their CD. I put track 11 "Touchstones" so far down the list cause it's so long, and the only truly beautiful part is that ending, starting at 08:08. High prog praise.
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Art of Navigating By the StarsWhat a great album filled with all I expected. With Dream Theater going through the changes and other bands just falling away, I really enjoyed this album

Of course to really enjoy this you have to be a fan of the original project, that of Sieges Even. What an album and delivery was great, on time as expected from Amazon and Partners.
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