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BOOK OF HOURS

Willowglass

 

Symphonic Prog

3.87 | 67 ratings

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Menswear
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4 stars Welcome to the beautiful album of Willowglass, and yes, it's worth purchasing.

First, give a guy a chance. When I see the label 'Independant', my heart swells with empathy. Wait... What?!? This is all home made? Get outta here! Oh really? Wow, wow and triple wow. This sounds just fantastic, so full and rich! 2) It's way above average some symphonic material we all know and love.

For instance, it's a lot better than Genesis' Wind and Wuthering, although they modestly share the same recipe: 12 string guitars, great sounding mellotron and hammond. But, this album has a LOT of fantasy/ Hobbit-sipping-peacefully-his-tea theme. Although the main theme is Don Quichotte and his faithful Sancho, it brings to my mind much more Bilbo images than anything else, so fans take notice! It's fun to catch some bands that succeed grabbing the feel of an old instrumental classic, and with this one it's a treat.

Simply, this record got my vote for 'out-of-nowhere-but-high-quality' material for 2008. Incredibly rich sound, great atmospheres but a lot of Par Lindh/ Genesis DNA!

Deserves a definite chunk of your attention.

Oh by the way, 1973 called, he wants his sound back!

Menswear | 4/5 |

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