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SI PARTIE II - L'HOMME IDÉAL

Nemo

 

Eclectic Prog

4.05 | 116 ratings

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FlowerA
5 stars NEMO represents the conglomeration of everything I enjoy about music. They are adventurous without being unlistenably avant-garde, talented without being presumptious, and put out catchy melodies without being simple.

This record was the my second from NEMO, (after hearing SI PARTIE I I simply had to explore their entire catalogue), and to me seems their best and perhaps most representative. Here, they digest a multide of styles to creat their music: funky jazz, symphonic grandeur, and hard-edged rock. While the bridging of such disparrate styles can often result in a disjointed or unpleasantly eclectic sound, NEMO manages to blend everything together exquisitely. The result is a treat for the ears and more. Orgasmique as they say in French.

Even such a glowing review cannot do this album justice - the interplay between keyboards and guitar is utterly fantastic and the jazzy rhythm section is simply too good not to enjoy. Frankly, its a futile effort to name highlights. The songs gel so well together that each listen seems to draw attention to a different track. The record is dynamic like that.

This album is very very very highly recommended to fans from all walks of prog, as one of those modern bands that is just too good to pass up. An excellent starting point to this incredible band or a worthy continuation (and by all means feel free to pick this one up before its prequel). This is a record I plan to enjoy for a long, long time.

An enthusiastic 5 stars.

FlowerA | 5/5 |

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