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TRANSPARENCIAS

MIA

 

Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 51 ratings

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pwawrzyn
3 stars This first album fom MIA isn't as good as i've been told about. The first track is wonderfull beautiful piano piece really progressive and inspired. Some rythmical small weaknesses can be noticed there but it's really interesting.

The disapointment comes with the second piece : a poor melodic composition with recurrences from the canterbury scene, the bass and drums section is there not enough precise and it sounds weak. There are still good moments even if they are rarely devellopped. In a further piece, there is a really bad bass solo. Be carefull fans of Gentle Giant and RTF like jazz rock, this album contain good compositionnal ideas but stay too weak in terms of interpretation. Better give a trry to their third album which is a masterpiece.

Anyway this album has an historical interest and can underline MIA's evolution.

The second part of the record contains a huge piano concerto which evolves between jazz and classical music. This part is really interesting, and sometimes outstanding. The record ends with a pure RTF like piece with Camelian kitch interlude. If you compile the first piece from Trasnpariencias and the piano concerto, you definitely have somethin proggy to listen!

3 stars for a beggining. Check theirt third album!

pwawrzyn | 3/5 |

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