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CORVUS STONE II

Corvus Stone

 

Crossover Prog

4.07 | 338 ratings

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guido
5 stars Its been a week now that Covus stone took over the Progrock Universe with their new album called Corvus Stone II, which it is , simple as that. But like life it aint that simple anymore.............they play with the big boys now...they really do !!

Where their 2012 album was maybe a bit incoherent and a tat incohesive this one is a worthy follow up and really more of the same.............but in the most positive sense because genius takes time to comprehend.

Where Mr Tench and parters in crime touch and feel each genre.........you can call it crossover or Avantgarde or even Progrock.......still does it really even matter what genre it is ?

Ueehh nope, when something is good its just good, simple as that... like life #.track 1 The Simple Life# vocals by Druckfarben's Phil Naro

Music is like a good tasty greasy hamburger with ketchup onions or mustard....if you dont like one of the ingredients...dont eat it and just enjoy the rest of the burger..dont complain.....you are what you eat !!

Once upon a time a very wise musical wizzard asked the next question ; Does humour belong in music............well aint that a Contradictus Interminus.... of course it does...

Corvus Stone is like my early morning call ( your everyday morning wee ) the travel from bed to bathroom...the job has to be done but the joy when it runs free......oohh ...# track 2 Early Morning Call #..so short and sweet...like Finnish bread......the hunger sets in now. Vocals by Big Big train Sean Fikins

And the boys are back in town with a cover, hell yea a cover, Murky Red's - a great Belgian band - Boots for Hire # track 3 # where Stef Vlaming does the vocals himself ( he is the frontman of Murky Red ......do check this band out )....and Corvus Stone erects it with 4 minutes and adds a lot of spicy toppings to it ...

Track 4 makes you wanna moan and groan ..it sneaks in and out....#.Sneaky Entrance in To Lisa #. Track 5 goes psykadelic on you ...and will bring you back to the seventies.............oohh the vocals....heavenly uplifting by the Ghostly Minstrel Blake Carpenter and Andres Guazzelli.. # Purple Stone #. Tracks 6,7,8 and 9 will make you drool...i even dont wanna go there...and by now they must have your attention , if not its all good...still your hamburger is warm and halfly eaten and is calling your name. Time to dance now, naked or not,....when listening to track 10 # Scandinavians in Mexico #.....one band pops up in your head............and thats ever so good...............because Carlos is the man. Vocals by Sean.....lucky us..again. And now for something completely different : a" wrap your head around" section ..but as progrock folk are ever so smart , you will get it ...maybe not today....but when, you'll arise to higher level where smartness and greatness intertwines with your soul...and fathom the music atom.

Track 11 to 16 -in my humble opinion- is one wholesome, an old school piece which has parts that defy our daily logic....but time will only tell ..and it will, for the better !! mark my Dutch words. Dissecting this is like dissecting a frog : cruel , unneccesary and has no purpose at all.

Your ears will judge and a good judge you are ...you smart lover of good music, you !! Still track 15 Moaning Lisa.....is one hell of a great track which has all of the ingredients to be a classic.( wait for minute 7 ), an eclectic progrock blueprint in disguise...like the halfnaked woman on the art cover .(kudos go to the ever so lovely Ms Sonia Mota.......which made the artwork..16 pages long)

Corvus Stone is an intercontinental band ( hence some Finnish songs ) which leaves us with grace and honour to be part of them , just by listening .

This band is out there with humour wealthy musicly minded musicans and has some great guests on CS II.

Thanks to the man with the brains Pasi Kovi: keyboards ....which haunt and daunt. Thanks to mastermind Colin Tench; guitar and funny noises....no red tight hot pants this time. Thanks to quicky fingers Petri Lemmy Lindstrom.......is he even real ? Thanks to cowbellman Robert Wolff...just ravenous.

Special thanks to Campfire Timo.....................didnt understand a word.......but made my day and ill sing a long anyway.

guido | 5/5 |

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