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Jeremy - Pilgrim's Journey CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.55 | 15 ratings

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3 stars The prolific trip of Jeremy Morris through the music world continues in 1994, when he released the album ''Faithful and true'', a so-called tribute to the sound of The Byrds, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and other Psych/Pop idols of the 60's.He returns to his progressive influences the following year.Morris signs a deal with the US label Kinesis and releases the album ''Pilgrim's journey'', only helped by drummer Dave Dietrich.

Jeremy's sound developed into a dreamy and atmospheric Neo/Symphonic Prog in this album, where his true love for the works of STEVE HACKETT, ANTHONY PHILLIPS, MIKE OLDFIELD and the exceptional style of GENESIS come in evidence.An endless source of inspiration and creation, Jeremy displays here 74 minutes of all instrumental, melodious music with stronger symphonic tendencies compared to ''Dreams come true'', maybe close to the sound of CHANCE, TEMPUS FUGIT and THE FOUNDATION, containing lots of synthesizers and crying guitar solos, downtempo ethereal soundscapes and some lovely contrasts between acoustic and electric explorations.Links with the British Prog sound of the 80's are also more than evident, while the album obtains offer a tendency towards Electronic Music during the grandiose, synth-drenched movements.No matter the length of the track, the music is well-composed, very emotional, sometimes changing from dramatic themes with the guitar in the forefront to more romantic stylings with ambiental keyboards.Of course the most risky bet here is the closing 25-min. title-track, which comes close to the sound of KEN BAIRD, a great combination of sound effects, symphonic Electronic Music and atmospheric guitar textures in the vein of MIKE OLDFIELD and STEVE HACKETT.

Jeremy is a dedicated fan of Classic Prog and ''Pilgrym's journey'' is the strongest proof.Nice product of instrumental, very melodic and cinematic Progressive Rock with symphonic flourishes.Warmly recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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