Galois Paradox

Fragment Soul

A blend of dreamy melodies and tender vocals creates a sonic landscape that is both soothing and enchanting. Each track is like a musical dream, with ethereal sounds that transport listeners to a world of tranquility and beauty. The tender vocals add a heartfelt quality to the music.
March 1, 2024

"Galois Paradox" represents FRAGMENT SOUL’s ambitious foray into a multi-faceted artistic project that transcends traditional music releases. This concept offers a complex and thought-provoking narrative, intertwining the thematic elements of mathematics, philosophy, and existentialism. The paradox itself alludes to Évariste Galois, a brilliant French mathematician who died tragically young but left a profound impact on abstract algebra. The album has five songs.

 “A Faceless God” is first. The opening tones are melancholy, but if you look at them from just the right angle, you can see the desperate voice screaming within. The bass work is excellent, the piano adds a gentle texture, and the vocals are harmonized and dreamy. “All that I despise” has some really nice piano work in the beginning. The structure beneath the songs so far is thick and weighted, but the band lets the sound out with ample room to expand. The chorus is melodic and emotional, but also just a bit sad. “Eternal Night in Death” has heavy bass work amidst the ethereal and hopeless sounds in the vocals, and act as the voice of anger for the song. It takes a mysterious shift at the half-way point, and you can feel death’s touch coming. They build up the feeling until you can actually see him, coming towards you in a hooded cloak with glowing red eyes.

“The Pain Ceased” has a lamenting sound, as the title suggests, but the band turns them into sweet vocal harmonies with a dual approach from a male and female singer trading off in expressing their pain. The sound comes together at the end in an emotional crescendo. “This Empty Dream” closes the album, and also sums it up. As you listen to the gentle piano tones and vocals, you suddenly feel like you are still half awake, and the ordeal is relived. Overall, this was an excellent EP, and a blend of dreamy melodies and tender vocals, creating a sonic landscape that is both soothing and enchanting. Each track is like a musical dream, with ethereal sounds that transport listeners to a world of tranquility and beauty. The tender vocals add a heartfelt quality to the music.

8 / 10

Excellent

Songwritting

8

Musicianship

8

Memorability

7

Production

8
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"Galois Paradox" Track-listing:

1. A Faceless God

2. All that I despise

3. Eternal Night in Death

4. The Pain Ceased

5. This Empty Dream

 

Fragment Soul Lineup:

Spiros Georgiou – Bass

Jimmy Louvros – Guitars

Marc Durkee – Vocals

Tamara Filipovic – Vocals

Stefanos Meletiou – Drums

Achilles Adamidis – Piano/Keyboards

 

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