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4 stars As mentioned already by quite a few reviewers, this is a stunning debut from Hamadryad. Influences range from Gentle Giant, Genesis, Yes as well as jazz/fusion. There are many 5 star tracks. One being _...Action!_ which a wordless vocal that is not unlike Rik Emmett(of Triumph) meets Jon Anderson, which then quickly welcomes you into the madness of Action! The track then embarks on a psych/jazz fusion jam which is reminiscent of the outstanding parts on the very first NeBelNest CD(band out of France) or the tight interplay of fellow Quebecers POLLEN. Vintage keyboards throughout the entire album(yes...the mellotron!). The multi-part _Still They Laugh_ can stand tall with anything by Yes or Genesis. The first Hamadryad classic. Hamadryad's CONSERVATION OF MASS was my top album for 2001 and I still play it on my radio programme to this day. Recommended.
Gooner | 4/5 |


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