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MODERN MASQUERADES

Fruupp

 

Symphonic Prog

3.25 | 110 ratings

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Zayash
4 stars A fine album but sadly underestimated. The Fruupp became known for outstanding Future Legends, with your sound sharp and consistent, a heavy prog of the best. Without much refinement in the compositions and production in two 'lbuns after future legends the Group also lacked certain lack of versatility, falling in worn and repetitive formulas. Then in the "Modern" the music appears redesigned and with more resources combined with a sound production (Ian Macdonald) more careful and clear. The style is more to Camel with an eclectic and very technical tone. The Heavy almost gives to rustic with more symphonic tone and elegant, with addition of wind instruments like oboe and trumpets. Peter Farrely vocals is very well fitted, with vigorous and organic interpretations (Sheba's Song is an example). 'Gormenghast' is a composition that grace a dedicated and attentive hearing: it is a work of great beauty, very delicate and rich in detail, with a bottom almost melancholy without being depressing. For the radical supporters don't accept heavier groups making cleaner and more complex music this album may not please. However, the mark of previous albums is as a background that allows new experiments and landscapes that only enrich the musical experience. In my opinion, Modern Masquerades is a great job overshadowed by nationality of the band (Ireland) and maybe by the time it was made late (1975). Before you judge, meet! It's worth it!
Zayash | 4/5 |

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