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Yezda Urfa


Eclectic Prog

4.17 | 323 ratings

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5 stars What a weird album by this almost legendary and underrated band of prog rock...and ,believe me, it is very difficult for me to deliver you the exact sound of the band in a few lines...This is one of the most intricate and complex adventures I've been through so far...I have listened to this album about 10 or 15 times and every time I discover something a lost part that I didn't notice in my previous listening...

The album starts with a YES-like song with some accesible music and vocals at the beginning and at the end of the track but a very musically intricate middle part.'' Texas Armadillo'' follows and this is a rather funny instrumental speed track that could easily be composed by YES as well...The best track of the album follows, a beautiful dark symphonic instrumental where the band reminds me a lot of GENTLE GIANT...''Tuta in the Moya...'' is next and this track brings to the surface all of the bands influences...A few vocals and tons of complex, chaotic music with unstoppable interplay between the instruments, simply stunning!GENTLE GIANT,JETHRO TULL,YES and even some italian prog bands come to mind...And finally ''Three tons of fresh thyroid glands'', another prog monument with hints of GENTLE GIANT,CAMEL and Western America culture...Nice finish for the disc!

The vocals do not dominate the album and are used rather to fill the music with another ''instrument''...but what about them?...Well, I could say that Rick Rodenbaugh's voice is a mix of Jon Anderson of YES, Roger Hodgson of SUPERTRAMP and a lighter version of David Surkamp of PAVLOV'S DOG...

I don't have to write much more,go and find this masterpiece of music...It is 100% prog and you will spent a lot of hours until you discover all of its hidden treasures...Extremely highly recommended for all the music adventurers!!!

apps79 | 5/5 |


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