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4.29 | 894 ratings

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5 stars It is REALLY impressive how can someone rate this below the masterpiece grade

This album, released in 1983, is really quite something. It was released during the beginning of the recession of progressive rock, although it was recorded in 77, and also the year that neo-prog was born, a sub-genre that was able to hold prog rock during its recession so it would not die such a premature death. Bacamarte, however, choose a different path: they made the symphonic prog reach a whole new level; instead of creating a new kind of music, they just made the one that existed before better than ever before by putting together many different influences from classical music, folk music, symphonic prog and some jazz.

About the songs, musicianship and other features there are some thing i would like to state:

The album reaches the both sides of progressive rock: the shred, the extremely technical prog rock and the mood progressive rock. UFO and Mirante de Estrelas, respectively, are examples of these kinds of progressive rock. However, most of the music presented here is very technical, specially the acoustic guitar parts, but the bass lines and the drums are also very technical.

Some people also refers this album as the best thing Jane Duboc sang in her entire career. Well, i know that this singer from Pará is a well known pop singer but i don't know her work, so i can't quite agree with that. However, there is something i CAN say about here: her voice is absolutely marvelous and fits right in this album and this music. Maybe if she just had followed a carrer as a progressive rock singer she would have been like an icon or something, since her voice is great.

An interesting thing about this album, ate least for me, is that i always thought this was a great album, but it took some time until i saw the light. Maybe in the future i will grow into this album more and more, being able to appreciate it in different ways that i am able today, and this is the thing a love about good progressive, specially this album: you can enjoy the music for ever and every time you listen it you are able to notice something different or enjoy the same thing but in another way.

Grade and final Thoughts:

This album is great in so many ways that is difficult to point out how can it be so good. Hell, even the bonus track is a piece of art! How about making an album that is able to place almost everything that is great in progressive rock in just one record and still don't sound dated, emulative, derivative or dull? Not enough? Then how about being a landmark in progressive rock? Or joining folk and classical music with stupendous results?

Well, it doesn't matter, the fact is: this album IS a universal masterpiece of music, outshining pieces like close to the edge or foxtrot by far. Maybe the final proof that this album is a masterpiece is that, until i post this review, there was not a single 1 star rating, and I am sure this will last.

PS: i did not meant to trash close to the edge not foxtrot. I really like them, i just think this album is better.

CCVP | 5/5 |


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