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REALITY FILLS FANTASY

Earth And Fire

 

Symphonic Prog

2.19 | 31 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars Easy Listening Prog

Under normal definition of prog music, Earth and Fire might not be one of styles that those other fellow progheads like Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, King Crimson etc. delivered their music. In fact this band has its own category which you might call it prog pop or other attributes with popular music. Remember Kayak? Kayak also delivers a bit of pop prog but in different pathway. Earth and Fire approaches their music in a way that pop music is augmented with a flavour of symphonic elements. I started to pay attention to this band when I first listened to their wonderful song ever: "Fanfare". Since then I explored other albums by the band. Not matching my expectation, actually, but I don't know why I keep collecting their albums. It's probably their music is quite unique.

From this album, you may agree with me that "Oeople Come, People Go" is a good track where the band really explores the symphonic elements and in fact a bit of jazz elements into the music. "Answer Me" does not sound like a stand-out track but when you look into deep on the subtleties it produces, you will find its beauty.

Overall, this is a good album that you have to have an open mind in accepting the kind of music this band delivers. I cannot find any band like Earth and Fire. For sure, they are not really pop outfit as they add more value to their music. But also, it's definitely not a regular (or normal) prog music that you might have expected. Anyway ... keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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