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ANCIENT AFTERNOONS

Ezra Winston

 

Symphonic Prog

3.41 | 46 ratings

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Andis
3 stars This is a strange album. Got it on LP and today I was thought I was going to listen to it carefully and write a short review. The first song is like someone taped the band at 3 o clock in the middle of night and the band wasn't aware of it. Did they even try to write a song? Boring keyboards for the last five minutes makes this a pain. Second song is a lot slower and almost puts me to sleep, I have a hard time to stay awake here. Too little is happening and the song is too long. Dreamy acoustic guitar with flute...zzzzzz. At the time of the third song the band starts to wake up but unfortionately this is not good enough, the song goes of too long and doesn't contain anything really good.

And here comes the strange part of the LP, the fourth and last song (the LP doesn't have the CD bonus track) the band starts to play really decent Genesis/Camel inspired progressive rock. Well it's not really in that class but still really worthwile good progrock. There are som interesting moments of stops and turns and some really intelligent songwriting. Unfortionately there are som boring dreamy vocals at som times but here the band starts to shine. They keep me awake for all the 25 minutes witch is a good grade for a song that long.

Conclusion: there are 25 minutes of good quality progressive rock here. The rest is rather boring. My rating would be 2.5 and I'll be nice and give it three stars only for the last 25 minutes.

Andis | 3/5 |

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