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IN CASE OF LOSS ...

Areknamés

 

Eclectic Prog

4.00 | 152 ratings

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4 stars No, not a case of loss finally! Fortunately. Totally missed this for a long time, now since the album already has been released eight years ago on Black Widow Records. AREKNAMÉS was the project of classically trained composer Michele Epifani, who also contributes keyboards and vocals here. And so, quite naturally, the key instruments are in dominance. Though, on the other hand, what would this be without having skilled musicians on bass, guitar and drums at his side? It is said, stylistically seen, every band album clearly differs. This one definitely is rich in variety, inspiration and melody. A clever blend of art rock, psychedelic, canterbury/jazz and symphonic influences. There is some crimsonesque impulse to smell as well, like on Alone, but overall this is very accessible and melodic stuff, less edgy.

Beached opens with a smooth, jazzy flow. They are operating with so much ease through diverse twists and turns. Dateless Diary evolved to my album highlight in the meanwhile, simply beautiful. The Very Last Number makes a fantastic symphonic suite, very well done. Reminds me of Andy Tillison's The Tangent a bit. But then - what a mess - probably they were running out of ideas concerning the chosen track title during the mixing period? ... or furthermore this really was ment in a way more deeper sense? As I'm not aware of any sign of life concerning this band since then. Too bad. Anyway, you shouldn't miss this revelation.

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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