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RESURRECTION

Kenny Mitchell

 

Crossover Prog

4.00 | 3 ratings

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MadameButterfly
4 stars Some interesting sounding music on this album which might please the more mature listening audience and also those with a penchant for days gone by who might be familiar with the sounds of the big hard rock and prog bands of the 1970s : Genesis, Floyd, Deep Purple etc, as that - to my ears at least - seems to be where the major influences and ideas are coming from on this album. Having said that however, there is a nice section dedicated to 9/11 in the middle of track 1 so maybe not all of the ideas on it are necessarily based in 1970s music.

6 tracks in total with a couple of really long ones at 23 minutes and 17 minutes. Total run time is around 58 minutes so reasonably good value for money there.

It's my opinion that some of this music would be really good for soundtrack or film material as it's highly atmospheric in places, particularly on the shorter tracks 'The Time Between', 'Seagulls' and 'End Piece' which are very ambient and cinematically styled.

The more conventional prog tracks ' Death of a Nation", "Resurrection", and "Pink Moon Rises Pt 2", are loaded with great guitar and retro sounding keyboard work, namely Hammond Organ and Moog Synthesiser, as well as some orchestral strings and horns. . The whole is underlaid with a good strong rythm section providing solid drums and bass, some of which is reminiscent of the playing style of Chris Squire.

In conclusion I would say that this is a fine piece of work which should appeal to a wide range of listeners across the whole of the prog spectrum, and I recommend it especially to fans of instrumental music.

MadameButterfly | 4/5 |

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