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Ekseption

 

Eclectic Prog

3.84 | 44 ratings

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Peto
4 stars Peace planet A lovely faster version of Bachīs 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 doesnīt 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 doesnīt 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 Emersonīs Rondo more, but this one still good, with the characteristical interchanges of classical and jazzy sections. The melody is strong, but thatīs obvious, since itīs 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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