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THE FOSSIL RECORD (1980-1987)

Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.88 | 7 ratings

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victor77
4 stars "The Fossil Record" is a collection of rarities of BOTM first years. You can hear not only the beginning of their sound, but also a change in the conception of proggressive music, avoiding the influence of the sound of the 70īs and redirecting the concept of innovative music. Basically based in viibes and keyboards, its sound is very in the 80īs mood, not in the sense of Neo Prog style, but in the vein of the new keyboards and technologies. In this sense, a lot in the avantgarde. Because it is a collection of rarities, you can feel the difference of their different recordings, a bit innocent at the beginning, very ellaborate the previous years. Thereīs also a version of ENOīs "Sombre Reptiles" (a cover that would also apperar in their reord "Pyroclastics"). Their last song "To a random" (23:19) lacks a bit of interest, but the rest of the record is a great collection of music and helps to understand the crisis appeared in the 80īs, where bands like this had real difficulties to arrive to the audience. 4.5 stars; not a masterpiece maybe, but very interesting anyway
victor77 | 4/5 |

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