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DEPARTURE

The Foundation

 

Symphonic Prog

3.54 | 22 ratings

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apps79
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Neo Prog Team
4 stars Ok,that one is really original...An overlloked,lost and rare gem of progressive rock...Have you ever imagined how a band would sound if mix equal doses of neo prog like IQ, symphonic prog like CAMEL and progressive electronic like VANGELIS?...The result is THE FOUNDATION and their album ''Departure'' ,the most original thing I've heard for a long time...

The main structure of the music comes straight out of CAMEL's works,that means accesible melodic symphonic prog including some smooth violin and flute work...But this whole thing is dressed up with lots of digital keyboard sounds and effects, which sometimes take on and the the music reaches the progressive electronic area of VANGELIS and MIKE OLDFIELD...Georgeous experience,this album is something you need to listen to...The only negative thing here is that the extra instruments (violin,flute etc.) are played of the keyboard and that is slightly annoying...My rating lies between 4 and 4.5 stars due to the stunning musicianship and originality of this band...Go and find this treasure!...

apps79 | 4/5 |

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