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MIRAGE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.37 | 1781 ratings

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Foolsdrummer
5 stars The first review shall be a review of a album I really like, wich comes to this:

With this album, Camel is showing of what their style is. The band shows true musicianship. The album has a very raw sound and on the other hand it's a truly symphonic album. These are the ratings I would give out of 10:

Freefall 8/10 Starts out with some spacey air sounds and some nice accents showing off. Then, Andrew starts singing and after that, some nice time signature changes take place. It's really nice to listen to and has some really brilliant findings

Supertwister 8/10: This is the song where Andrew gets it's flute. This song is a very nice instrumental song, but not the best instrumental on this album (guess which is the best instrumental on this album).

Nimrodel (9/10): Starts off slow, than starts off with a knight's tournament kind of theme and jumps over in a beautifull guitar part. Love the bass groove at the end with the solo's on it.

Earthrise (10/10): Simply the best instrumental of the album. Starts of with some real nice stuff. Then comes a (very) short but really powerfull drum solo witch will warp us into a very groovey raw nice of motive that we will freak yourself out and you will never expect. The main melody is great. After showing off this melody, they will show off the same motive again, with some great dirty organ work from Bardens and then it's Andrew's turn. Then they show off some nice melody with nice signature changes, and then they pick up the groovey theme again. The mainmelody throws us to the melody before the drumsolo and makes the song whole. Awesome!

Lady Fantasy (10/10) Starts of with some extroadinary keyboards and guitar chords true it, like the keyboards don't play a thing at all. Still sounds really spacey. Then comes the beautifull main melody with will also close the song. Then Andrew starts some modest singing, and this announces some great keyboard solo's. Then starts. I can see clearly... And then, the speed goes up and a guitar solo is born. The overall dynamics in this song is great and it has wonderfull melodies which will give you, what we call in the Nederlands kippenvel. Something like astonishement overdrive.

Five stars, because the last three songs are the longer songs. These are the songs that makes this album really special. Masterpiece!

Foolsdrummer | 5/5 |

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