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Crossover Prog

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The Jester
4 stars Review # 102. The 2nd studio album of the English band Damanek was a very pleasant surprise to me. I had no idea about this band until I discovered this wonderful album.

The "moving force" behind the band is Guy Manning, a very talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer, who has participated in a number of bands and projects. There are many musicians participating here, further than the band members, playing a rather good variety of instruments, including, sax, mandolin, bouzouki, and violin. Also, there is a choir in a couple of tracks. The style of the album is a rather rhythmic and uplifting Prog Rock with many Jazz elements in it. Although Jazz is not a music that I like, the way that these guys are mixing Prog with Jazz is very interesting and definitely enjoyable for the listener.

Almost all the songs are really good, the band's technical skills are at a very high level, and the final outcome is excellent! Also, the album's closing song, the -almost-30-minute-long suite Big Eastern is really something! This is a very good and enjoyable album. I only wish that the band will continue like this. My Rating 4.0 stars

The Jester | 4/5 |


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