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TRIBUS

The Windmill

 

Heavy Prog

3.95 | 36 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars The Windmill from Norway is one of my fav progressive rock bands in last decade. I have a soft spot for their music since they released their first album in 2010 named To be continued.... Formed in 2001 but only in 2010 they come with thir first opus who become quikly a respected album in this genre, the second album was issued in 2013 and now in 2018 they released third album named Tribus. I love this album and everything thei offer from the music to the excellent art work made by the wife Kirsten K. Viita of the vocalist/keybordist , really excelletnt work that goes hand in hand with the music. Now, the music is more then great, with lots of intresting arrangements, with each musician shining on their instruments. Opening with the longest piece of the album The tree, what a great opener for sure, keyboards and guitar built together in a perfect unit in 23 minute i was in another world. Great changes in tempo and top notch musicianship strong are the flute moments who gives a certain vintage atmophere overall. Follow Storm - an instrumental piece with nice melodic passages and all the ingredients to be a fairly solid tune, I like a lot the guitar parts, Stig Andr' Clason ( I guess the son of Morten Clason responsable for flute and sax here) done a marvelous job, really fantastic guitar lines . Dendrophenia is a short pieces clocking around 5 min, remind me of Uriah Heep in parts, a nice one again. Make Me Feel is another top tune, balanced arrangements, nice vocals, all is here. The ending Play with Fire, ends a the album in a beautiful elegant manner, very nice vocal parts and flute. So , all in all Tribus is well balanced going from mid tempo passages to more up tempo in nice skilfull manner, from melodic lines to more heavy prog , passages thet flows very well and with substance. All pieces are excellent, not a weak or boring moments here. Tribus is to me one of the better examples how must sound a good solid prog rock album these days. Love it from the first spin. Recommended for sure, The Windmill is one of the best exponets in prog rock relam in last decade. 4 stars without hesitation. I love this band and all 3 albums are recommended, plus the art work and booklet is brilliand again.

R.I.P. - Sam Arne Nĝland - the drumer of The Windmill, who sadly passed away during the recordings of Tribus, in september, never been able to see the final result. he done a solid job on all 3 albums.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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