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5 stars The revival of progressive rock, started in the early 80's, probably occurred with the arrival of this album. Many purists pretended this album to be a Genesis' clone. Probably those people don't accept the judicious use of modern technologies, serving a noble cause: the creation of a logical continuity of the best progressive rock of the 70's. This album is certainly influenced by Genesis circa Foxtrot, but it is definitely not copied from them. Actually, the Citizen Cain's "Serpents in camouflage" album has more similitudes.

The fresh sound has a pleasant permanent echo, and the very synchronized drums and bass have a very elastic & punchy sound. Fish's very expressive & theatrical voice has some similitudes with Peter Gabriel. There are many moog solos and delightful guitar solos a la Steve Hackett, reminding the "Selling England by the pound" album. There are also some excellent ambient modern organ parts; modern, melodic & colorful keyboards are also very present. There is just on slightly irritating point: the gross rhythmic electric guitar riffs, like on "Forgotten sounds" could have a better crafted sound.


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