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Traumpfad - Die Kreise schließen sich CD (album) cover




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3.76 | 7 ratings

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3 stars The German quintet Traumpfad was founded in the late Nineties and exists in their recent line-up since 2003. In 2004 they released their eponymous debut-CD and two years later we can enjoy this second effort. Because of the German vocals the music reminds me of early Novalis and the album Wer Will? by Anabis. Their music is rooted in the melodic rock tradition, but the frequent shifting moods, surprising breaks and frequent use of keyboards turnes this band into an interesting band for progheads.

The nine composiitons sound elaborate and tasteful featuring lots of variety, strong soli on guitar and keyboards, a dynamic rhythm-section and good vocals. The one moment you hear a fluent rhythm with fat synthesizer flights, propulsive guitar riffs and fiery guitar play, the other moment yoiuare carried away by classical piano, sensitive guitar or a dreamy climate with fragile piano and romantic vocals.

My favorite tracks on this CD.

Der Kreislauf Beginnt : propulsive with heavy guitar and bombastic keyboards and a final part with captivating interplay between keyboards and guitar.

Der N'chste Winter Kommt Bestimmt : alternating featuring a wonderful grand finale with organ, dynamic drums and fiery guitar.

Totes Meer : a beautiful, very sensitive guitar solo loaded with howling runs.

The exciting and strongly build-up titletrack : spectacular keyboards, a wonderful, dreamy break with a lush strings- sound and violin-Mellotron and again a howling guitar solo,

And the final track Ein Neuer Tag: first a dreamy part, then more and more compelling, culminating in a 24-carat symphonic prog closing section featuring moving work on keyboards and guitar, this is Progheaven!

I am delighted about this pleasant and dynamic debut-CD and it sounds original, also due to the German vocals.

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |


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