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QUIDAM

Quidam

 

Neo-Prog

4.08 | 98 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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5 stars Quidam´s debut album is really a milestone in prog music. Very few bands could start their careers with such high quality, original and beautiful collection of songs like this. Since the very first note of Sanktuarium I realized I was listening to a classic. Everything works from start to finish. Quidam´s music shows some influences of Camel, old Genesis, Pink Floyd and other classic 70´s great bands, but actually these are just a little detail in the overall picture, since their sound is laced with a lot of polish elements like folk, making it a very distinguished sound. Actually is very hard to compare this band to anyone else that comes before them (after them is another story, since a lot of groups were either influenced by or were simply copies of Quidam).

Lead singer Emila Derkowska is very much the soul of the band, with her wonderful and versatile voice, sounding both powerful and delicate, but always passional. The other musicians are no less acomplished and make a great instrumental tapestry to match the singer´s voice (the guitar lines are specially well done). The music is varied and always interesting, with elements of symphonic, neo, folk and art rock in the mix. There are no fillers. Some of the songs may take some time to sink in, but that is very common in progressive music in general. Take your time, relax and listen to the wonderful music of Quidam. You´ll have a great trip. One of the best prog albums of the 90´s and a must have for any prog lover. Highly recommended!

Tarcisio Moura | 5/5 |

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