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Elegant Simplicity



3.25 | 20 ratings

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2 stars I was so impressed with the band name because Elegant Simplicity can mean to me something like paradox, i.e. being an elegant in music but simple in arrangements or sort of like that. This can mean that the music is composed and produced by one man: Steve McCabe. On the other pole of expectation I thought that the music would be very simple but it sounds so elegant due to the band's artistic taste in creating music which sounds great without having to present some sort of complexity.

That's just an expectation and I just kept spinning the album without looking at band info and background. I find the music is generally OK with many keyboard-based compositions, however it does lack variations especially in drum department. The drumming sounds too boring for my ears and I tended to stop the music. So when I looked at the band information, it's very clear to me that it's just a one-man band and no wonder the music is a bit hollow even though it sounds elegant with its multi-layered keyboard work. It might favor those of you who love keyboard sounds, including myself, actually. But, the problem with me is that this album does not stir my emotion; the music just flow without any deep meaning to me and it tends to be boring when I reached half-way through to the full album. I guess, this album is suitable for collectors only. Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild -GW

Gatot | 2/5 |


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