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Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

4.28 | 149 ratings

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The Lost Chord
4 stars 8.8/10 Great

Slow Dance is full of shockingly good melodies and mixes various moods into an overall very nice, melodic experience. The entire album may have reached masterpiece status had Ant picked the right use of intrumentation, especially synths. There are moments in this song that still give me goosebumps, even though I almost depise the synth work and fake drum effects. I could never really get into the 80's use of fake drum work and "cheesey" synth sounds, but the music on here is so wonderful it can be dealt with. Aside from this small gripe, the construction of this album is pretty awesome, with a few parts a little to intense and out of mood. Ant seems to be writing a soundtrack here, and it works really well when you think of something story or movie-like in your head while this plays. It really could have been a soundtrack! The only problem is it would have been a soundtrack most likely for that of a cheesey 80's movie. The epic melodies are still there, though, and if you can get past the 80's sound there is really a great journey to be had. Give it a shot!

The Lost Chord | 4/5 |


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