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DEPOIS DO FIM

Bacamarte

 

Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 868 ratings

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Hrychu
2 stars A wonderful journey of cliches soaked in nasal whine.

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Beautiful and delicate melodies, sweet instrumental solos, slick drumming and on top of all that, we've got some really expressive female vocals sung in her native language. Sounds like the prefect album? Except it isn't. Well... at least for me. First - the melodies don't lead the listener anywhere, they just come and go. Nothing really caught my ear. There are solos but they're quite uninspired and don't break any new grounds. It was '84. We'd heard this before. Second - the choice of instruments could've been better. I feel like there's too much of that constant Solina wash, that's to me a really cheap way of adding texture. The other sound that gets on my nerves is this synth generated faux clavinet. What is this? Some kinda Atari 2600 game? It's too harsh and spoils the beauty of the arrangement. Third - the lead vocals are IMO really nasal and throaty. I feel like the singer was trying to add too much emotion resulting in a very "dumb" tone. Like, you know... Kermit the frog. Also, it sometimes reaches that "whine" territory. Jane Duboc was no Annie Halsam. Not many gals can pull this off and here I'd call it a fail. Sorry, guys. I really don't like the vocal portion of this record. Like... I sometimes think the vocals ruin some of the potentially lovable passages. So to sum it up... the album would've been awesome (I mean on paper it's impeccable), in my view but it suffers from poor/lazy arrangement and uninspired compositions plus the final nail to the coffin - the vocals. Sorry guys. As much as I'd love to enjoy this record, it's a wonderful journey... of cliches soaked in nasal whine.

Hrychu | 2/5 |

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