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GENTLE GIANT

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

3.86 | 813 ratings

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poslednijat_colobar
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4 stars Innovative debut of this magnificent band - Gentle Giant! Gentle Giant are one of the godfathers of the progressive rock as whole and probably the best art rock band of all time - lets say a candidate of this title! They established their own style, that have influenced a thousand of bands and the birth of that own style was founded exactly from the homonymous debut album. All band members are true multi-instrumentalists and created unique style based on very saturated and varied sound, full of complex ideas.

An important thing I want to share with the listeners is, that here we have one calm album without so much dramatical parts. It can be found here different kinds of genres. From medieval to jazz, blues rock, psychedelic rock and, of course, art rock. And yet it's strongly jazz and blues rock-oriented debut album for Gentle Giant; such as Camel's debut. When I listen to Gentle Giant's Gentle Giant it strongly reminds me of Camel's Camel. Especially the sound of Nothing at All (one of the milestones of the album).

I'm not a fan of pure blues, but here the band offer this interesting mixture of blues rock and art rock. One of the less progressive releases from GG. All songs are pretty cool and everything here is excellent addition to your prog collection. 4 stars!

poslednijat_colobar | 4/5 |

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