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3.25 | 41 ratings

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3 stars This is probably the hardest listening record by ehis incredible band, or most exactly, this incredible musician who is ROGER TRIGAUX, this time plating duo with his son, Reginald Trigaux. I suppose this record was a kund of training for his son, because after this record, he played regularly witn PRESENT.

What we cand find here is mainly two pieces that in a more or less primitive sate would later become complete songs ("Alone" in live recordings and "Love Scorn" in the middle section of "The Sense of Life"), recorded with complete band, not in duet format, although the musical developememnts are quite different here; so then, we could easily talk about different songs indeed. But on this occasion, the lplaying is rougher, more to the roots of the song. The playing is really incredible, provided that there are only two guitars and some percussion (and vocals, more in a recitative than singing way). The sound of the music in general doesn´t remember much the neoclassical style, but maybe some kind of "dark avant songwriting". I enojy this record quite a lot, but I admit it would not appeal to any music lover.

So then, despite being a great record with superb musicianship, I think it would fit well listeners very well trained in the darks side of prog, but for beginners, better start with other records of the band ("Triskaidekaphobie" or "A Great Inhumane Adventure"). For me, iw would be a 4 star record, but for all listeners, it will be 3 stars.

victor77 | 3/5 |


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