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Crossover Prog

4.12 | 648 ratings

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4 stars GAZPACHO's Night was not my first encounter with Crossover Prog, however it was my first réal contact with this sub-genre: I had listened to some BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST (live), but I can't recall any of their songs: not very impressive; I had a listen to ALAN PARSON'S PROJECT quite a few times, yet it never had seemed to catch me. Either too dull, or too meaningless.

GAZPACHO totally changed this! Their Night is one of the most melancholic alba I've ever heared, and I can asure you: I love melancholy, emotion, pain, sadness, etc. (not that I'm a masochist). After some 30 seconds I found myself flowing through my Inner Space guided by melancholy, sadness, regret and Ohme's vocals.

Every song flows easily on into the next song, creating the effect of one single song with "Chequered Light Buildings", "Upside Down", "Valerie's Friend" and "Massive Illusion" as the highlight tracks of the album. Which, therefore, make the epical Dream Of Stone as the worst (if such a word can even be used in this context) of the five tracks: being too much the same, not very many lines of this song stick in my head, which is a pitty. The main cause of "downfall" of this track is caused by its non changing background.

4 stars for this album lyrically, however, the fantastic musical arrangements, do not always do justice to the lyrics: a total of 4 stars. An excellent addition to any prog music collection!

Basíleia | 4/5 |


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