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CORVUS STONE II

Corvus Stone

 

Crossover Prog

4.03 | 332 ratings

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Guillermo
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4 stars I was asked recently to listen to this album and to write a review about it.

It is hard for me to try to place this band in only one musical style category, because this album shows them playing several musical styles: some Hard Rock with some influences from DEEP PURPLE; some Jazz-Rock music influences; some Latin Rock music influences; some Symphonic Prog music influences, particularly from YES; some World Music influences (Arabian, Flamenco, English and Spanish Folk music). All played with energy almost all the time and with good arrangements. The band is a multi-national quartet which consists of Colin Tench (guitars ), Petri Lemmy Lindström (bass), Pasi Koivu (keyboards) and Robert Wolff (drums & percussion), assisted by several lead singers and one percussionist. They also have the contributions from Sonia Mota for the album artwork and for the making of some videos for their songs. All the musical influences make an interesting musical mixture for my taste. Unfortunately, I could not understand the lyrics of the songs because, not being a native English language speaker, I could not listen to them very clearly in the album, and also I realized that some of the lyrics were not sung in the English language, and being a digital download, unfortunately I could not find the lyrics in the web. There is the name "Lisa" listed in three of the titles of the songs, but I could not understand who the "Lisa" character is and if there is a lyrical and musical concept connection between the songs of the album and even with the cover artwork. Anyway, all the musicians who are members of this band and the other contributors to this album are very good. The recording and mixing are very good too, and I also like the cover artwork. The most accessible songs for my taste are "Scandinavians in Mexico" (a Latin Music song which sounds to me a bit influenced by SANTANA and by the song "Mozambique" from TRAFFIC`s "Far From Home " album) which also has a funny video made by Sonia Mota that is available in youtube; "Eternal Universe" (with good musical atmospheres), and "Moaning Lisa".

This is an interesting album from CORVUS STONE, very well played and produced. Maybe a bit long in length (with a duration of almost 80 minutes, the equivalent to the duration of a double LP album), but very good anyway.

Guillermo | 4/5 |

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