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The album’s centrepiece is a problem, too: a three-piece suite of apparently “space-inspired tracks”, The Wall, TUE (the ultraview effect) and Stargazr. Produced by Serge Pizzorno and Fraser T Smith, mixed by Spike Stent and written by Serge, ‘Scriptvre’ is one of the many standout tracks on their eagerly anticipated new album ‘The Alchemist’s Euphoria’ unveiled August 5th on Columbia Records. Although Pizzorno’s reedy squeak usually sounds more suited to psych-folk played in regional arts centres, Meighan was always better on stage than in the studio, and is only missed here for his ability to sell a chorus. The Alchemist's Euphoria received a score of 74 out of 100 from nine critics' reviews on review aggregator Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable" reception.

In 2020, the day after his departure from Kasabian was announced, he was convicted of assaulting his partner, and in due course Pizzorno decided he was going to take centre stage. Because, yes, there is a concept of sorts at the heart of this album, with a Serge-like mystic travelling through the record on a voyage of self-discovery. Hann found The Alchemist's Euphoria "offers up some of the bullish, uptempo rock that sets moshpits roiling.

The fact that the track shifts from plaintive acoustic guitar to a thumping house beat and swirling synths – and all in the space of about 60 seconds – tells you everything you need to know about the Kasabian 2. Pero tras cuatro o cinco escuchas solamente puedo decir que me parece un álbum muy interesante y con algunas canciones sobresalientes. Kasabian’s future seemed very much in doubt without their former frontman to sell the band’s unique brand of psychedelic party anthems. Couple of good tracks on there that would feature well on other Kasabian albums, but it’s just not the same without Tom. Kasabian have always been about having a good fucking time, and although this is understandably their most introspective record yet, it does point to euphoria ahead.

Perhaps the band’s biggest problem, almost 25 years in, is that those choruses have begun to dry up.The first is a generic MOR phone-torch-waver, the third an electronic burble with a cursory verse, while the second spends its last couple of minutes doing the laziest thing a track supposedly about space can do – emulating the sound of early-70s Pink Floyd, right down to the Nick Mason-style rolls around the drum kit. About the album, Pizzorno stated that it "takes some pretty obscure turns" and has a "big, epic sound but with a personal touch as well. The songs that feel more conventional – Strictly Old Skool, for example – come as something of a relief as a result.

davvero un gran bel disco, di cui continuo ad aumentare l'apprezzamento ad ogni ascolto, e anche un gran bel concerto! Of the new album, Kasabian’s seventh, he adds: “One thing about this record I feel over the other ones, is it definitely feels like a body of work that belongs together. If this feels like a lot of complaints, at least it’s because Pizzorno offers up so many things that it is very easy to find bits that don’t work. Having seen the planet from a whole new angle, with all the realigned perceptions that come along with an out-of-body experience, our central figure arrives at the record’s end point. Produced by Serge Pizzorno and Fraser T Smith, mixed by Spike Stent and written by Serge, ‘Scriptvre’ is one of the many standout tracks on their eagerly anticipated new album The Alchemist’s Euphoria on Columbia Records.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. EURO) schon eine Zumutung (alleine das Herausgefummele von Tonträger oder Booklet, das Einreißen der dünnen Pappe beim Herausnehmen oder Wiederverstauen; die abgestoßenen Ecken und Kanten und so weiter und so fort), kann man dem Ganzen auch noch die Krone aufsetzen, indem das Digisleeve auch noch ein anderes Format als Jewelcase, Digipak oder das normale Digisleeve hat: es ist nämlich noch kleiner.

Pizzorno wasn’t exactly Thom Yorke, pushing the band into wildly uncommercial directions and trusting the audience to follow, but thanks to his musical curiosity and willingness to stray from lad-rock’s desire lines, Kasabian’s catalogue has always had plenty of moments capable of raising an eyebrow. Pizzorno went on to explain that he saw a parallel in the “out of body experience” that Kasabian have weathered since ejecting their frontman Tom Meighan, who left the Leicester band in 2020 after assaulting his partner Vikki Ager. Love Kasabian normally, have all there albums and seen them live, they were excellent but this album is a great disappointment I’m afraid. Former frontman Tom Meighan parted ways with the band in July 2020, and the following day pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-fiancée, now-wife Vikki Ager.Smyth described the album as "punchy", writing that "Scriptvre" has "crunching breakbeats and snarling guitars" and "Rocket Fuel" is "a bit silly really, with its mix of rave synths and chanted vocals". Infatti solo dopo due soli ascolti del disco, che mi è arrivato il giorno prima del loro concerto all'Alcatraz di Milano, ho deciso di vederli dal vivo, pure per la prima volta per me nonostante li segua dai tempi di Velociraptor, e le canzoni di the Alchemist's Euphoria incluse nella scaletta sono ancora più potenti suonate dal vivo. Kasabian review, The Alchemist's Euphoria: Departure of Tom Meighan hasn't dimmed electro-rockers' energy".

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