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DISOBEY

Comedy Of Errors

 

Neo-Prog

3.88 | 214 ratings

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Progrussia
3 stars Comedy of Errors, suddenly resurfacing after a long hiatus and in a fine form, have an easily recognizable 80s neo prog-new wavish sound, enhanced with arena hard rock (with some guitar heroics) and traces of renaissance and Celtic folk. The focus here is on melody rather than complexity or originality. But this in no way means that the sound is simplistic. There are lots of instrumental details going on behind the beat, and the production is loud and clear making everything audible in a correct listening device.

The drawback is loose structuring, sometimes resulting in a loss of song coherence. Some songs feel like a series of melody fragments, catchy enough and rearranged throughout in a number of ways, but just following one another without a strict structure. This can be seen in the 25-minute 4-part epic, The Student Prince (each part basically is a separate song), which is apparently intended as a sort of magnum opus, but as I've read, was developed for so many years during the band hiatus, that it lost some of coherence. You have to listen to it 10 times, before you can remember the songs well enough to fully play them in your head, which to me is a measure of a great song.

Progrussia | 3/5 |

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