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INVENTION OF KNOWLEDGE

Anderson / Stolt

 

Symphonic Prog

3.63 | 206 ratings

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RockHound
4 stars 4.5 stars for now - could grow to 5 after I have a chance to fully assimilate this.

This album is beautifully packaged and presented. Joy and love of life really come through in this release. The production is layered so Jon's voice comes to the fore. Drums will sound flat on most audio systems - if you have high wattage, a killer subwoofer, and a beryllium tweeter, you're in for a treat. Jon's voice soars over Roine's guitar, and the bass guitar and keyboard work is very nice. Jon's voice sounds really good, especially considering that he is 71 years old and has recovered from respiratory failure. If you consider this as an Anderson solo album, I think the quality lies somewhere between Olias and Toltec, which are my two favorites. Roine's guitar has the classic Flower King bite (his custom Parker Fly?) and is a great match for Jon's voice. If you are looking for Close to the Edge, listen to Close to the Edge. If you want to hear something uplifting in these troubled times, this just might cure what ails you.

RockHound | 4/5 |

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