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Ekseption

 

Eclectic Prog

3.85 | 43 ratings

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Peto
4 stars Peace planet A lovely faster version of Bach´s toccata & fugue g moll, or how it is called. The horns add a nice flavour to it. Good bass on this one, too. 5 stars

B 612 Too heavy on the horn section and the vocaal sound too much Sinatraesque for my taste. Well, the instrumental breaks are fine, though. 2.5 stars

Morning rose A ballad, with a fine melody, but those irritating vocals again. The nmice, Bach inspired organ solo by Van den Linden doesn´t help. 3.5 stars

Piece for symphonic and rock group in A minor A nice, dramatic piece, with the brass section in the first part, and then getting faster and more jazzy with the horn section and a nice solo from Rick van den Linden on organ. Fine drumming, too. 5 stars

The lamplighter A lovely atmospheric track with classical organ playing from Van den Linden that segues into a jazzier part, as usual for the group. I really like the vay the classical merges with jazz on this one. 5 stars

Bottle mind An upbeat track with horns leading the main melody, which is a reworking of a well known classical theme. There is even some electric guitar on this one. The band plays very tight. 4 stars

On sunday they will kill the world A creepy.and pessimistic title, but the melody is just fine, as are the vocals of Steve Allet, who finally doesn´t sound like a crooner. 5 stars

Another history A fine ballad with vocals from Michael van Dijk. Sounds dated, but itś still quite good. 3.5 stars

Rondo I like Emerson´s Rondo more, but this one still good, with the characteristical interchanges of classical and jazzy sections. The melody is strong, but that´s obvious, since it´s lifted from Bach. The upbeat passages are nice as well, and the jazz sections are cohesive with the rost and up to the point. 4 stars

Overall rating: 4 STARS

EXCELLENT ADDITION TO ANY PROG MUSIC COLLECTION

Peto | 4/5 |

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