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Symphonic Prog

3.88 | 221 ratings

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4 stars To be frank, I had never heard about Clearlight until I was scrolling through some projects Steve Hillage played on a few months ago. Cyril Verdeaux is the mastermind behind this album. It is mainly his project with guest musicians namely from Gong and a few other bands. This music comes close to the stuff that Gong played. The "symphonic" classical factor is mainly absent with jazz methods being put in the first plan. All this with a very spacey feel to it and electronic ambience, very much in vein of Tangerine Dream material of the time. "Clearlight Symphony" is divided into two basic movements. What is a big atribute about the album is that the music takes its time to build up, sort of like "Tubular Bells". Many of the parts include moody synthesizers and mellotron parts. This album will be quite pleasing to Canterbury scene and symphonic prog fans and will provide a unique experience to newcommers. I find this work quite soporific, but it still gets well deserved four stars. Recommended!
ALotOfBottle | 4/5 |


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