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Symphonic Prog

3.62 | 690 ratings

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2 stars This album is made in Camels more commercial '80 period, and this is quite hearable. This makes the first three songs horrible.

Somehow, in the parts were the concept's main person Nude, is going crazy, the songs go crazy. Docks and Beached are some very nice instrumentals, showing of complex time measures and complex melodies. Unfortunately, things are going less uncool when Nude's having fun on the island. Just cheasy eighty melodies and dull singing.

Things are better from 'reflections', it has a beautifull poly gliding synth sound which really sounds spacey. In 'captured', the sax shows off. A great solo with a little nice placed dissonance chromatic melodies on it, love this one. 'The homecoming' is teriffic, for the story, but isn't really great, musically. 'Lies' is a bit cheesy, but has some great solos on it. The hammond solo is great and really grooving. I also love the guitar solo is beautifull and typically Latimer. The final two tracks ain't very interesting and not really worth listening. Seems like I only liked five of the fifteen songs.

Although, the instrumental pieces where Nude is going to hell, are great. They should have made a more depressive album.

Foolsdrummer | 2/5 |


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