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Symphonic Prog

4.48 | 166 ratings

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1 stars Those looking for compositions that push the envelope of what Peter Gabriel, Yes, Gentle Giant, ELP, King Krimson, Adrian Belew, Allan Holdsworth, etc. defined will not find it here. Although technically capable with their instruments, TA has not risen above the level of a Large Garage Band. Lyrically, the themes are not deep. They embody genuine feelings, albeit mostly negative, they cannot produce catchy prose that moves. Their Beatles tunes bear the same finger print that the original stuff does...dark. The influences are clearly post 1980. It is hard to stop trying to imagine what they would have become with guidance by a producer like Brian Eno, or with a guiding hand from some seasoned artistic director. They may have found a commercial niche in Europe, in the's not clear. Their live recordings reveal a little more about the artists, which can help put their music in some kind of perspective. The use of explitives: they have their place in many peoples lives, but it seems out of place on the prog rock music stage.
convocation | 1/5 |


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