The Dream Sequencer Universal Migrator (Part 1)
Review by Gary Hill
Dutch band Ayreon has released two albums together as two parts of one story. The discs both have very different sounds, and a large cast of supporting musicians. This disc is the more melodic, song-oriented mode. It has a very traditional sort of prog sound in contrast to the other album's heavier leanings. Both are wonderful releases, and do make a fine combined work.
The core group on this release is Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Rob Snijders and Erik Norlander. This unit is augmented by the addition of Clive Nolan, Johan Edlund, Floor Jansen, Lana Lane, Edward Reekers, Mouse, Jacqueline Govaert, Damian Wilson, Neal Morse and Mark McCrite.