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TRANSCENDENTAL CIRCUS

Orpheus Nine

 

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4.08 | 42 ratings

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Greg Jones
5 stars Orpheus Nine - Transcendental Circus

The scattershot tapestry of melodies that opens this album tells you all you need to know about what's in store: regal, anthemic hooks that weave in and out of constantly evolving strands, unexpected refractions of what began as almost familiar ideas that charge the air with that excited surge of discovery, oh, and amazingly great songs recalling youth's irresistibly noble quests leading beyond the shimmering horizon to certain glory.

Everything I love about progressive rock is here: familiar riffs turned on their ears with great sounds, fresh ideas and reversed rhythms raising arm hairs. If I ignore the epic multi-part title track for a moment, there isn't a spot anywhere that doesn't 'say it' in these tunes. Without even including the epic, we have an absolutely great progressive rock record that restores faith in the genre and forces my fist to pump into the air repeatedly with volcanic joy. Add the thrilling rollercoaster that is the album's centerpiece and I feel I'm in the presence of genius. Repeated listens only confirm this. Original musicians playing for their lives and going for their wildest ideas. An instant classic.

Greg Jones | 5/5 |

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