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XII Alfonso


Symphonic Prog

2.86 | 31 ratings

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2 stars Almost seventy two minutes of instrumental symphonic prog bordering to new age music is far too much for me. The use of fourteen musicians also speaks volumes about the level of ambitions from this band on this, their debut album. The lyrics about the Borders and Norththumberland district in England/ Scotland is very good. I happens to love that area and I often travels through this area. That's why I picked up this album. I like the song titles and the lyrics. The music is far too dull for me. The music is too silent and minimalistic. There are three songs here with female vocals and they are good. But the rest is not my cup of tea.

If minimalistic symphonic prog bordering to new age with minimalistic use of guitars, piano, flute and keyboards is your cup of tea; this may be something for you. But not for me. Some of the music is beautiful though and I will listen a lot more to it during the upcoming years and months. This is their debut album, they have released some other albums (including one this year) and I am keeping an eye on this band.

2.5 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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