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KAHDEN KUUN SIRPIT

Viima

 

Prog Folk

3.84 | 32 ratings

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TenYearsAfter
3 stars 'FROM START TO FINNISH : PART FOUR'

I was very pleased with Finnish progrock band their first album entitled Ajatuksia Maailman Laidalta, their blend of early Renaissance and mid-Genesis delighted me so I was very curious to this second effort.

Well, on Kahden Kuun Sirpit the sound is a bit different, due to the changed line-up, only the keyboard player and guitarist-flute player remain as original members. Unfortunately the female singer left, I miss her wonderful voice although the Finnish vocals on this album sound OK. The musical direction has moved towards a more Seventies Camel and Focus inspired sound. Especially on Autio Pelto and Sukellus (strong saxophone sound): melodic with fluent shifting moods, flowing and powerful guitar leads, pleasant flute work and warm vintage keyboards (Hammond, Minimoog and Mellotron). In Unohtunut we can enjoy a fine balance between mellow and bombastic parts, with delicate work on flute and Mellotron and fiery electric guitar.

My highlight is the epic final composition Kahden Kuun Sirpit: mainly a bit laidback climate but at the right moments compelling and bombastic featuring a varied instrumentation, from jazzy Fender Rhodes electric piano and the distinctive lap steel guitar and Hammond organ sound to sensitive electric guitar and majestic Mellotron eruptions.

I prefer Viima their first album but this second CD also delivers very pleasant music if you appreciate Camel, Focus and bands like Rousseau.

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |

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