With an interesting work, imperiously inserted and majorly inclined to a more progressive rock picture, Distant Dream enters the musical arena with a very mature and curious, but elusive work, that fantastically exposes on the consistent panel of their artistic goals all the major highlights of their musical aspirations. With beautiful melodies, and a precious capacity to create, contain and introduce amazingly designed sonorous pictures to an infinite universe of sagacious harmonies, It All Starts From Pieces exposes small, but at same time complete frames of evolution, in a galaxy of sound where everything is bound to be heard.
Unfortunately, there are some weak aspects on this album, but besides being just smaller ones, they are more of a deficiency from the genre itself, than a fault of the band. Sometimes, it is possible to become exhausted by the tiresome ascendant dissonant guitar led harmonies, that seem too long, too uniform, too constant and too overtly repetitive throughout the album, especially in what concerns the rhythm and lead guitar solos. Nonetheless, like I’ve pointed out, this is a common feature in progressive rock, so it is more of a problem – almost inevitable, and practically inherent – of the genre.
Nevertheless, the album is beautiful. It is full of greatly conceived poetic passages, with a tremendously majestic guitar work, in everything from riffs to solos, with calmer passages being amazingly impressive as well. Undoubtedly, It All Starts From Pieces is a tremendously terrific debut. If you appreciate instrumental progressive rock, you can’t miss this wonderful album.