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3.99 | 43 ratings

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4 stars Crimson Light? Why not? Or rather why yes? Cola Light is a tame rubbish, and music of Sympozion isn’t tame for sure. Bands, which inspire themselves with “colorful” King Crimson, are not my favourite kind of prog-rock. They are often focused on a form, and forget, that it’s only a device and they produce sounds pretending to be music. Sympozion is mixing and combining. We have here lots of “Crimson” sounds, but it seems, that Gentle Giant was an equally important inspiration. Add to it some jazz influence, Canterbury scene and we have a set. I really like the way this album was recorded and produced. Music is very light and gentle. Like lace. Or delicately weaved cobweb of sounds, on such early morning, with drops of dew highlighted by a sunshine, crossing through the fog. Oh how poetic comparisons I used. It really must an extraordinary album, if I drove myself into comparisons, which I avoid. However it’s an exact impression that this album made on me. It begins really like King Crimson from the first half of 80’s. Then music goes in other ways, and our connections follow her – King Crimson, then King Crimson and Gentle Giant, Gentle Giant, King Crimson and a bit of a delicate jazz, later jazz and something from Canterbury. But it can’t be taken so literally, these are skeleton-key-words, direction-words. To place it on a musical map in some way. And it’s beginning to show, that “Kundabuffer” isn’t a definite stylistically album, but extraordinary and interesting one. Additionally it’s a debut. So ripe record. These young mans promise themselves for the future. Album is mostly instrumental and these few vocal parts, which you can find here are in Hebrew – because band is from Israel. I hope, that there’s going to be a lot of sound around them in a progressive world.
WOJTEKK | 4/5 |


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