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Squire Jaco
4 stars Can you tell me where this music's been, said the Unifaun to his true love's eyes.

I'm obviously paraphrasing the opening line to the Genesis song "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight", which is where this new band obtained its name. Unifaun is actually just two talented Swedes by the names of Nad Sylvan and Bonamici, that are such fans of mid-1970's Genesis that they chose to make a 76-minute cd in that style.

Oh my frickin' gawd!!! GET. THIS. C. D. !

Yes, we've all heard the Genesis cover bands that astound us by replicating every note of every song. Or the clone bands that write original music in this style, and are very successful doing it (The Watch, Citizen Cain, Neuschwanstein, etc.). But I have NEVER heard - well, at least not in about 30 years - a true "missing Genesis" album that displays this combination of originality, great compositional skill and uncanny ability to pay tribute to the classic sound of mid-70's Genesis.

I want to play this cd all the time, and that is not like me at all - I usually play a cd and then look for the next thing that interests me. Sylvan's voice bears strong similitudes to both Gabriel and Collins, but more often like Collins. And the instrumentation (keyboards especially) sound just like the originals. So, this is "derivative music" to be sure, but very original songs and melodies (without resorting to the poppier 80's Genesis sound). Some of the chord changes and refrains just feel so right!

This cd can't get my 5-star rating, simply because it is another clone band. But Unifaun has quickly become a favorite in my collection the past few weeks. If you loved Genesis circa 1974 - 1977, do not hesitate to buy this.

I'm gonna unashamedly buck the trend of the other reviewers here and gush 4.5 stars for this cd.

Squire Jaco | 4/5 |


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