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Focus - Focus II [Aka: Moving Waves] CD (album) cover




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4.09 | 640 ratings

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3 stars The second album

Hocus pocus A big hit for the band. Great riff, heavy guitar sound with hilarious vocals added in (even yodelling) and a nice short flute part. Akkerman is on top of his game for this one, adding several blazing solos. Perfect drumming as well. 5 stars

Le clochard An atmospheric medieval - like instrumental. Big change in tempo as well as mood. Not offending, but obvious filler.Uninspired 1 star

Janis Another ballad, but this time much better. The flute by Van Leer adds a nice flavour to it and carries the whole melody, while other members play restrained. The melody is just average, though. 2.5 stars

Moving waves Again very melancholic. This time dominated by piano and even sung (courtesy of Van Leer). Jazzy, but the flavour does not help this time. Melody is subpar agin, and the atmosphere Really boring. 1 star

Focus II Finall a good track again. A midtempo instrumental. Jazzy again, but the melody is fine and the whole band sounds good. The melody (while not great) is ok and the whole piece is very relaxed. 4 stars

Eruption I A great track in places, nice changes between faster and slover passages, great solos by all members (although I am not that wild about drum solos). Not all that cohesive, but a strong track. 5 stars

Overall: 3 STARS


Peto | 3/5 |


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