Far From Your Sun is a promising prog-rock band I discovered a month ago with their latest album, In the Beginning... was the Emotion, which was released on February 15, 2016. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, Far From Your Sun has started their careers with a single album called; “Far From Your Sun“ in 2013. Since then, the band has released only one long-play album, “In the Beginning... was the Emotion” (2016). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
As you might also remember from some of my previous articles, progressive music is my personal favorite and I am trying to follow what’s happening in the progressive scene as much as I can. Far From Your Sun is making music since 2013, yet apparently, they have failed to reach the right people with their progress, cause I didn’t know about their existence all this time, missed such an exciting collective here.
Today, after having my morning coffee, I started listening to the In the Beginning... was the Emotion a few times on repeat, and defined some of their influences. Their origins are mostly based on Tool‘s understanding of music. Long compositions and instrumentals, slow-motion movements, cold and dry tones, moody vibes, atmosphere, and so on…
Secondly, I have sensed Steven Wilson‘s Porcupine Tree influence in their compositions and instrumentals as well. I listened to the entire Porcupine Tree discography, and they are one of the finest progressive bands of all time for me, so it was a pleasant thing hearing such a blend from a new band. I can admit that Far From Your Sun has a quite promising character, it won’t be easy to get accepted by the progressive rock/metal music community’s standards both musically and technically. Cause when you think about it, those people will be die-hard fans of bands like Tool, Katatonia, Riverside, Opeth, Dream Theater, and Porcupine Tree who will be very interested in Far From Your Sun’s music.
Moreover, my conclusion about the musical side of In the Beginning... was the Emotion album is mostly positive, and I am quite sure about it. First of all, as I said earlier, this is a very good album as a debut. Hands down. Although there are many imperfections in their production, this is a step forward in their careers for a fact. The next thing is, I loved the harmony in their music, even though it has heavy Tool influences. And lastly, I am impressed by their instrumentation, compositions, ideas, atmosphere, energy, but mostly with the idea of their musical blend.