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3 stars MAGRATHEA are a two-men project formed in the 90's by multi-instrumentalists Glenn Alexander and Gary Gordon.Lovers of the classic progressive rock sound established by Genesis,Yes,E.L.P. and King Crimson,they released two rare albums in the 90's,''Underclouds'' in 1998 and ''Entropy'' in 1999.A 5-year pause would follow,before the duo hit again with their most well-known work ''Legends'' in 2004.Leftovers of this work would consist the follow-up EP ''Legends remain''.

This is a very good 5-track work and it is noticeable that it has a very 80's feeling in it.MAGRATHEA sound a lot like early-IQ with a touch of MARILLLION and even GENESIS,delivering melodic symphonic progressive rock with superb STEVE HACKETT-like guitars and a strong amount of synths creating a very deep atmosphere.The vocals are absolutely ethereal with an evident resemblence to Pete Nichols of IQ or Fish and the final combination of the melodic musicianship and the vocals' performance is an album filled with lush sounds and memorable moments.Not even a weak track in here,''Legends remain'' comes as a lost-like example of melodic lush neo/symph prog of the early-80's and is followed by my strongest recommendations for a careful spin.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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