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QUIDAM

Quidam

 

Neo-Prog

4.08 | 97 ratings

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apps79
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4 stars Excellent neo/folk/symph progressive rock outfit from Poland with talented musicians.They were found in 1991 as a hard/blues band under the name ''Deep River'',but their style would soon change with the addition of flutist Ewa Smarzynska.The band started playing more complex,poetic and intricate music and won awards on several festivals.Their debut ''Quidam'' was recorded between Septemer of 1995 and March of 1996 and finally released the same year on Ars Mundi Label.

The best way to describe this awesome work is a mix of COLLAGE'sgrandiosity,ANGLAGARD's sensitivity and RENAISSANCE's melody.There are tons of lush and vintage sounds contained in here,creating a superb and emotional atmosphere.It starts from some dark passages filled with acoustic guitars,violins and cellos and continues with gentle flutes and melodic piano parts.These marvellous echoes are greatly supported by the excellent and sensational vocals of Emila Derkowska and the melodic,slightly distorted guitars of Maciek Meller,bringing to mind the work of Mirek Gil (who also plays a solo on one track) with COLLAGE and SATELLITE.Add to this already satisfying atmosphere the background keyboards of Zbysek Florek and their intense floating sounds,not far from what Mark Kelly was doing on MARILLION.All in all,this an absolutely ideal debut for a band,who just introduces themselves to the public.Highly recommended!

apps79 | 4/5 |

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