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The Yearning

by Aisles

The debut album by prog-rock fusionists Aisles. An ambitiously crafted album, taking elements from progressive rock, jazz and folk to create a unique mixture fans of avant-garde music cannot miss. One of the genre’s best debut albums in recent years.
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1. The Wharf that Holds his Vessel
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2. Uncertain Lights
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3. Clouds Motion
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4. The Rise of the White Sun
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5. The Shrill Voice
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6. The Scarce Light Birth
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7. Grey
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Album

In an aesthetic and sound search that is just beginning, Aisles releases its first album
"The Yearning"; an explosion of emotivity and varied musical conceptions.

Lyrics were written in English for aesthetical reasons, besides strengthening its possibilities abroad. Aisles follows art's universality in that sense and it's very open to the possibility of future lyrics in Spanish or even other languages.

As a preview we can say that "The Yearning" thematically is a vision, a call, a search, and an untiring struggle... The rest is there, inert and anxious to be heard.

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Mylodon Records

A true discovery, able to seduce most Progressive rock lovers.
AISLES is the name of a Chilean Progressive rock band, formed in the yar 2001 in Santiago. Faithful to the precepts of the South-American school, the three brothers VERGARA and their two partners (Both keyboards players !) develop an extremely symphonic, refined and lyrical music. The marking influences of GENESIS or YES are present, and more particularly that of CAMEL and MARILLION. Released jointly by the labels Musea and Mylodon Records, the first album "The Yearning" (2005) includes seven tracks, among which a suite lasting 16 minutes and composed of three parts. The atmospheres become quite melancolic, preferring with cleverness pure emotion rather than the technical performance. As for the singing, it is in perfect English and explores in depth the human soul. A true discovery, that for sure will be able to seduce most Progressive rock lovers...
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Arlequins (Italian Website)

I sette brani che compongono questo The Yearning sono di estrema godibilità in u
Gli Aisles sono una band cilena formata nel 2001 a Santiago. La scuola progressive sudamericana viene egregiamente rappresentata in questa opera dai tre fratelli Vergara. La musica proposta è parente stretto dei sinfonismi di Yes e Genesis dei tempi andati con un leggero tocco alla Camel. I sette brani che compongono questo The Yearning sono di estrema godibilità in un periodo così pieno di cloni prog-metal dei Dream Theater che una volta tanto, con estrema gioia del sottoscritto, non hanno niente a che vedere con quello che ci propone la band cilena.
Atmosfere soffuse ed eteree si susseguono con liriche melanconiche (liriche peraltro cantate in un inglese quasi perfetto), dando spazio alle emozioni che come tratti su una tela compongono lentamente il quadro del brano, piuttosto che la mera esposizione di tecnica, magari sopraffina, ma spesso fine a se stessa. Menzione particolare in questo senso va fatta del lungo brano (16 minuti e rotti) “Grey”, o della bellissima “The scarce light birth”, tuttavia se i singoli brani si dipanano lentamente durante l’ascolto, così vale anche per il disco nella sua interezza, con la sua musica che conquista lentamente ma inesorabilmente.
In definitiva un ottimo lavoro di prog sinfonico che soddisferà i palati più raffinati: molto consigliato.
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Tom Karr - ProgressiveWorld.com

One of the most talented new symphonic bands I've heard in a while.
The Yearning, the debut album from the Chilean group Aisles is at once thrilling and somewhat frustrating to listen to. Thrilling because Aisles is one of the most talented new symphonic bands I've heard in a while, and frustrating because with some focus and some judicious self editing The Yearning could have been a great progressive album.

The band is quite impressive at first listen. The level of musicianship, the quality of the vocals, the overall sound of the band are all excellent, and the first track, "The Wharf That Holds His Vessel" is a nearly flawless symphonic masterwork that will introduce the listener to most of the aspects of Aisles sound. However, by the end of this disc, some of the elements of Aisles music become a bit worn. The way I see it is this: tension is built and themes developed to a point where a grand crescendo is called for, yet at these points the music often drifts off into some sort of orchestral reverie, with swelling strings and piano. Also, as evidenced best in their final track, the sixteen minute epic "Grey," Aisles likes to throw a LOT of changes into their music and this is not always to the benefit of the music as a whole. It's all beautifully performed and nice to listen to, but in the end, too much detail for its own sake is a detriment. This sort of thing derails a lot of the material on The Yearning, but there are a couple of beautiful, completely satisfying pieces to be mined from this disc.

The first track, as I said earlier, is a total success, from its Camel-like opening melody to its final notes. Its themes mesh perfectly and the tune moves through a number of melodic and metric shifts before reprising its opening motif. The only other track that matches this level of perfection is the third cut, "Clouds Motion," which is reminiscent of UK, and features vocalist Sebastion Vergara doing an admirable job of sounding like John Wetton. On this track, as on the first, the group avoids too much embellishment of the themes, and produces great music in the doing. The primary melodic voice in the band is provided by guitarists Rodrigo Sepulveda and German Vergara, who both show very mature and steady hands on the guitar work. Their acoustic and electric work is authoritative and the guitar tone is superb throughout this disc. One aspect of Aisles sound that also deserves a special mention is the outstanding quality of the drums on this disc. With no regular drummer available at the time this disc went into production, the band went for keyboard triggered drum samples and this album features the absolute best sounding and most realistic electronic percussion I have ever heard.

Lyrically, this is a very somber and melancholy album, with a constant refrain of the isolation and loneliness found in city life, and the seductive lure of darkness. Three of the five musicians in Aisles share the surname Vergara and must therefore be brothers or cousins. They share the same bloodline and, clearly, the music they create runs in their blood as well.

I can't give The Yearning the highest rating but I consider this a very worthy release nonetheless. With a bit more experience under their belts Aisles can certainly produce another disc that will capture the rapt attention of the prog community.

Rating: 4/5
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RockAxis.com

Aisles puede ser una buena y gran CHILEAN BAND FOR EXPORT.
La apuesta de cantar en una lengua que no es la propia siempre tiene un riesgo. Aisles asume eso y si bien en general salen bien parados en la pronunciación, quizás el pecado sea que la presencia vocal no alcanza a ser equivalente al trabajo musical. Con una clara inclinación por bandas como Iluvatar o Nostalgia y quizás más cercanos al sonido de los argentinos Chaneton, que también cantan en inglés, Aisles se muestra como una alternativa en el el neo progresivo chileno demasiado cercano a la escuela Crimsoniana. Claro, es cierto que es inevitable hacer comparaciones en el estilo progresivo, buscar parentescos, como si fuera una especie de familia real, donde la sangre azul viniera por el lado de los reyes Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Camel y ELP entre otros, pero Aisles, está más en la línea de lo sinfónico que de lo experimental. Es un sonido más clásico y delicado, herederos de la corona de Banks, Squire, Hackett y Latimer.

La escuela genesiana y neo prog se unen de manera clara en el arranque del disco, con "The Wharf that Holds in Vessel", tema de once minutos que da el vamos a "The Yearning", ópera prima de estos chicos santiaguinos formados el 2001, según reza la biografía publicada por www.mylodonrecords.com

En general, el disco deambula mucho por melodías melancólicas y cargadas de romanticismo. Recomendable por ejemplo es "Clouds Motion", uno de los temas mejor logrados en la placa. Quizás lo que me gustaría destacar de Aisles es que no exageran los solos, algo que suele aparecer como un elemento común en muchos discos de grupos neo prog, tratando de validarse a través de un virtuosismo que muchas veces raya más en la parafernalia, que en la adecuada ejecución. Por ello, destaco lo de Aisles, porque no tratan de ganarse fácilmente a sus potenciales fans.

Lo que si es innegable es que el mejor momento o el más logrado es la suite "Grey", que reúne muy buenos momentos en el diálogo de teclados y guitarra, sumados a una adecuada cantidad de letra y voz.

Debo reconocer que pese a que el disco me atrajo en varios momentos, quizás sienta que algo necesita para consolidarse. Asumo que Aisles da un buen paso con "The Yearning", pero como los primeros pasos de un niño, aún les falta para caminar de manera más estable. En todo caso, más que una crítica es un impulso para que "se crean el cuento", porque talento hay y seguramente con el paso de los años y las tocatas, Aisles puede ser una buena y gran CHILEAN BAND FOR EXPORT.
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RockAxis.com

Aisles puede ser una buena y gran CHILEAN BAND FOR EXPORT.
La apuesta de cantar en una lengua que no es la propia siempre tiene un riesgo. Aisles asume eso y si bien en general salen bien parados en la pronunciación, quizás el pecado sea que la presencia vocal no alcanza a ser equivalente al trabajo musical. Con una clara inclinación por bandas como Iluvatar o Nostalgia y quizás más cercanos al sonido de los argentinos Chaneton, que también cantan en inglés, Aisles se muestra como una alternativa en el el neo progresivo chileno demasiado cercano a la escuela Crimsoniana. Claro, es cierto que es inevitable hacer comparaciones en el estilo progresivo, buscar parentescos, como si fuera una especie de familia real, donde la sangre azul viniera por el lado de los reyes Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Camel y ELP entre otros, pero Aisles, está más en la línea de lo sinfónico que de lo experimental. Es un sonido más clásico y delicado, herederos de la corona de Banks, Squire, Hackett y Latimer.

La escuela genesiana y neo prog se unen de manera clara en el arranque del disco, con "The Wharf that Holds in Vessel", tema de once minutos que da el vamos a "The Yearning", ópera prima de estos chicos santiaguinos formados el 2001, según reza la biografía publicada por www.mylodonrecords.com

En general, el disco deambula mucho por melodías melancólicas y cargadas de romanticismo. Recomendable por ejemplo es "Clouds Motion", uno de los temas mejor logrados en la placa. Quizás lo que me gustaría destacar de Aisles es que no exageran los solos, algo que suele aparecer como un elemento común en muchos discos de grupos neo prog, tratando de validarse a través de un virtuosismo que muchas veces raya más en la parafernalia, que en la adecuada ejecución. Por ello, destaco lo de Aisles, porque no tratan de ganarse fácilmente a sus potenciales fans.

Lo que si es innegable es que el mejor momento o el más logrado es la suite "Grey", que reúne muy buenos momentos en el diálogo de teclados y guitarra, sumados a una adecuada cantidad de letra y voz.

Debo reconocer que pese a que el disco me atrajo en varios momentos, quizás sienta que algo necesita para consolidarse. Asumo que Aisles da un buen paso con "The Yearning", pero como los primeros pasos de un niño, aún les falta para caminar de manera más estable. En todo caso, más que una crítica es un impulso para que "se crean el cuento", porque talento hay y seguramente con el paso de los años y las tocatas, Aisles puede ser una buena y gran CHILEAN BAND FOR EXPORT.
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Kinesis

Another superb band from Chile and the Mylodon label.
Seems like a rather mundane name for a band, but the 2005 debut of this Chilean symphonic prog band is anything but. This is a young band with two keyboardists, two guitarists, and a singer who also plays flute. Three of them are brothers. Their music is clearly connected to 1970’s progressive rock, but they are not at all retro. They are highly original and yet somehow familiar, musically mature beyond their years. In stark contrast to the majority of today’s bands, Aisles’ music is delicate and refined. The closest comparisons would be early PFM and Shingetsu. Even if Aisles doesn’t sound particularly like those bands, they have the characteristic dreamy, gentle passages with lots of acoustic timbres, punctuated by energetic and majestic outbursts. Overall the music sounds more British though, and in the most general terms only, you could compare them to Camel and Genesis. The vocals are in English; the blend of lead and backing vocals is a highlight of their sound. Another superb band from Chile and the Mylodon label.
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