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THE WAY

Anima Mundi

 

Symphonic Prog

4.07 | 233 ratings

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poito
4 stars After listening to the former albums of the band, this was quite a surprise. The former JAGANNATH was music made in a rush, lots of fast bits glued together without a moment of rest; stressing indeed. This album has entirely different mood. It is made of four long compositions that have been carefully planned, including a 26 min long suite. Each still has tons of musical elements, but much better assembled. Here, there are musical bridges that prepare one for the next wave, instead of the former impatient jumps. The percussion, not being extraordinary, has improved notably; at least it accompanies the music, but there is still plenty of room for creativity there. The musical values are excellent, still with many ticks from Yes and derivatives, but with enough contribution from their own. The fast pace and high-spirited mood is still a trademark of the band. That is good for a change; there is too much competition in the dark side of symphonic prog. My favorite is Flying to the Sun, it is the more compact and simple, and includes a beautiful and refreshing passage combining church organ and bass. The few excerpts with voices can still be skipped; singing is not Roberto's strength, and this music does not require any. The overall bombastic mood may overwhelm a bit, it enters better in low doses; globally, it is an enjoyable symphonic piece.
poito | 4/5 |

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