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2 stars Exit Sacha van Geest and Marco Vrolijk. Only two founding members remain and this has had a deep influence on Supersister's sound. Their Cantebury style is definitely over.

I have always had some difficulties with almost instrumental conceptual albums. How the hell can we reasonably figure out how the storyboard is constructed? I can't. Even less when it consists of an epic story about "Alexander The Great".

And when I listen to "Confrontation Of The Armies" I can't really imagine the scene. Maybe that this album should have been designed as the support of an historical documentary? And the quiet "Battle" contrasts seriously with its theme.

The pastoral and light Roxanne is one of the very rare track that I can cope with. Almost the only one featuring some fluting, which was one of the attractions of the band previously.

The music played here is rather difficult to swallow. Their famous humour is all gone and we are only facing a rather technical and hermetic music (Babylon).

Supersister's heydays are past history and this Iskander is by far their most experimental work so far. I have never been a deep fan of avant-garde or experimental music. And this one won't be the exception. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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