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BELIGHTED

Iamthemorning

 

Crossover Prog

3.85 | 366 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
3 stars "iamthemorning" is a Russian band which has gained some attention among prog people since their debut record "~" in the year 2012. I haven't heard that record so I could not give you any points about development and so on but I have carefully overheard their second, 2014 year record "Belighted". The cover is very delightful with a nice house in the middle of a road in a powerful nature. The main musicians are Gleb Kolyadin(grand piano and keyboard) and Marjana Semkina(vocals) and also a lot of other talanted musicians you can read about on the record information.

If you are looking for true progressive rock you can directly put this record away. Iamthemorning is clsoe to prog rock sometimes but mostly the music isn't so much rock. Though is the music alternative or progressive and there are similarities with Kate Bush's expressions here and there also other prog influences. Marjana Semkina has integrity and a very artistic and high feeling way of doing her singing. On "5/4" you hear Gentle Giant ideas in this happy song(7/10). The intermissions(three) on the record are also very pleasant, especially "Intermission X"(8/10) which feels very progressive. The album's best track is "Os Lunatum" which is mystical, very melodic and powerful(9/10). Some other songs are worth mentioning as more than just good: "The Howler", "Intermission XI", "Gerda" and "Reprise of light no light"(7/10) and the other songs are also good, except a couple of less interesting things in the beginning: "Intermisson IX" and "To Human Misery".

Iamthemorning is an interesting piece of music. Harmonic and poetic songs with talanted instrumentals and a great vocalist with her own expression. I lack sometimes more challanging music here so three stars is an honest rating from me(3.23).

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |

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