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ILLUSIONS ON A DOUBLE DIMPLE

Triumvirat

 

Symphonic Prog

3.92 | 271 ratings

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CCVP
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5 stars You can succeed your whole life long, but some folks always fails yeah, i hope i am not THAT folk.

That quote up there is one of the opening phases of the incredible Illusions on a Double Dimple, the second album of Triumvirat.

Unlike the other album, the also incredible debut Mediterranean Tales, this album is enormously, immensely, unbelievably influenced by Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and also some bits of classical music. You cannot consider, however, Illusions on a Double Dimple a mere Emerson, Lake and Palmer copy for a number of reasons.

1st: the so called Emerson, Lake and Palmer sound comes from using dodecaphony and atonality in the music, but not in a aggressive way, or extremely complex way, like did some avant-garde bands / artists. The usage of such musical elements was made in moderate amounts, so that the music could still attract a large amount of musically uneducated people.

2nd: there are many original elements on the album that differs greatly over Emerson, Lake and Palmer, like the more group music that Triumvirat had, instead of several individual music united in one song that Emerson, Lake and Palmer had.

3rd: Triumvirat had a greater flexibility in musical composition, then Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Anyway, Illusions On A Double Dimple presents a brand new Triumvirat to the people, and the people liked it. Their music was refresh, remade, it was . . . . . NEW, at least it was new for the group music. The music still was very synth / organ / piano driven, like it was on the first album, but unlike Mediterranean Tales, Illusions on a Double Dimple was more jazz driven than classical music driven, having that unexpected surprise and craziness of jazz, associated with symphonic progressive rock alike. This combination created the unique piece of progressive rock presented on this album.

CCVP | 5/5 |

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