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A TIME BEFORE THIS

Julian's Treatment

 

Eclectic Prog

3.74 | 38 ratings

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VOTOMS
4 stars Ready for more obscure music and SCI-FI? So here is another overlooked british treasure from 1970. The Julian's Treatment one-shot is called A Time Before, and was lead by Julian Savarin, an organ player and sci-fi writer. He's the one who wrote all the lyrics / concept and music. Symphonic, atmospheric and psychedelic. Savarin planned two following albums to continue A Time Before concept. He couldn't release the following sequences, but his solo album, Waiters on The Dance, is a sequel to this work. The plot line of the album is: The earth is destroyed. A male earthian comes to the planet Alkon and meets the female-creature Altarra. It's a space opera. The songs aren't lenghty. You know, the album is divided into 12 chapters/tracks. But the songs even short has many variations and time changes to keep you busy. And there's something special about this album: the female hypnotic vocals. Cathy Pruden was a good singer, I really don't know about her, but his job here is very well done. The music is leaded by Savarin organ, and it's awesome. Some good flute fills too. As a space- opera, it have some spacey passages like Altarra, Princess of the Blue Women, and the right progression of these times prove the musician hability to describe the feeling of the represented story. It requires some story-telling skills. And the music together with Cathy vocals provides the best. The album of course has guitar, bass and drums. Fine, but not the highlight. This is a great entertainment for any oldschool progressive rock fan.
VOTOMS | 4/5 |

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