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Solaris - Marsbéli Krónikák (Martian Chronicles) CD (album) cover




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4.21 | 349 ratings

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le orme
5 stars Im sorry...who said prog rock died in 1977? I am absolutely convinced that this album tops any of the prog releases (those that should be considered) of the 80's and maybe even the late 70's. SOLARIS presents maybe not a new sound per say, but an extraordinarily refreshing combination of sounds that may well be known to you. Do not let this deterr you however: from the awe inspiring synth intro, heavy in atmospheres, to the synth/piano/flute runs to the magnificent crescendo in the middle, the "martian chronicles" captivate you until the end. What's even more interesting is that the following songs are far from being useless fillers..."M'ars Poetica" is probably the most bombastic song on the album presenting a new side of the band which had not been revealed on the epic. I won't go through the songs one by one as my fellow reviewers have, but I will say this: complex drumming, 4 synth players at their best, intricate&tight bass playing, and not too obtrusive guitar. Vocals are absolutely absent which is actually and advantage, allowing you to completely enjoy the magnificent intrumentation. ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL
le orme | 5/5 |


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