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BEGGAR JULIAS TIME TRIP

Ekseption

 

Eclectic Prog

3.36 | 40 ratings

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Peto
2 stars The second album.

Ouverture Sounds medieval, with flute and almost could be Focus with Akkerman replaced by a horn section. The track becomes more dramatic with the fine organ playing and pulsating bass. 5 stars

Prologue Ow, a female narrator throughout all the track. 0 stars

Julia A melodic sung number with dominating organ and piano by Rick van den Linden. The percussionist, who sings the vocals, reminds me of early Peter Gabriel. 4 stars

Flying power Weird, modulated vocals. 0 stars

Adagio/Space/Italian concerto Great organ by Van den Linden and subtle horn playing. The smooth interchange of the classical with the jazzy piano and back is pretty nice. Great bassplaying on this one. 4 stars

Concerto Basically a rockier reworking of a classical theme (Čajkovskij), but it sounds good this time. The guitar driven psychedelic part is pretty good. 3 stars

Space Ok, directionless, this snippet. Just some weird synth for 26 seconds. 0 stars

Pop giant This one sounds like ELP with a horn section. After the upbeat, jazzy organ driven section the slower vocal part comes in, interchanging with jazzy solos on the saxophone and trumpet, and the track concludes with the fast, ELP-like part. 5 stars

Space III Again a snippet of directionless synth noodling. I know it represents space and it is good for what it is, but it is really bland. 0 stars.

Feelings A nice, melodic instrumental with fine work from the horn section and a pulsating bass. I love Van den Linden´ s harpsichord playing and the the concluding saxophone solo on this one as well. is 5 stars

Epilogue The spoken part again. I understand why it is there, but still, it all seems rather patchy. 0 stars

Finale-Music for mind Ok, a weird half psychedelic instrumental with a majestic organ conclusion. Nice and effective, but not that clever. 3 stars

Overall rating: 2 STARS

Peto | 2/5 |

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