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Crossover Prog

3.87 | 134 ratings

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3 stars This band was moved from the eclectic genre into the heavy-prog one. Maybe not the most intelligent move.

The great opening "Sensor" is transporting you into several musical worlds of which the Crimsonian as well as the Anekdotian (but isn't it somewhat similar) are the most obvious. The tortured side of the former combined with the gorgeous mellotron of the latter. A highlight.

The French titled "Hypnotique" is an extremely quiet song. Delicate flute, discreet mellotron, fine and sweet vocals. Not really in line with "heavy prog". Not as innovative as the opener, it shows that the band is on a good wave, even if I am not 100% hypnotized. Still, the finale is grandiose.

The ambient and again very much Anekdoten oriented "Téa" is another pleasant number. On the soft edge and tranquil (another contrast with the current "Heavy prog" assimilation). As their model, there is a fantastic mellotron part to close this track (but you might have noticed that I am completely biased with mellotron, right?).

Not all songs are great, and as it occurs many times, the titled "They Are Beautiful" doesn't refer to the great moments one could have expected. On the contrary, it sounds as the weakest number of this album.

The longest and closing number is also far away from the expectations one could have gotten during the first three songs of this short album. These twelve minutes aren't thrilling for a penny. Pure repetition and dullness. A huge cacophony during the last two minutes or so. A real disappointment.

This album ends in a rather flat way. Half of the album is really good while the other half is just average. Three stars sounds a logical compromise.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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