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GOTHIC IMPRESSIONS

Pär Lindh Project

 

Symphonic Prog

4.05 | 79 ratings

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Ultime
4 stars If only the last track was not there !!

Gothic Impressions is what we may call a dream made of angel's music, dream that fell short.

From the first seconds of that CD, we know it will be fabulous : beautiful arranged keybords leading to the first song : "the Iconoclast". Every little things are made with genious taste. The bass partition is so "right" (the magic of a real Rickenbaker", the singer is so fabulous in singing notes - it shows that ones do not have to scream to me a singer. And this goes without saying Pär Lndh's keyborads : lots of organ, lots of synthesisers, and everything well balanced. Then come "Green Meadow Lands". Again very well sung, but with beautiful guitar parts (the acoustic one played by Roine Stolt). It is not often that a male vocalist gives me shivers but those two are definitely in for. Finally come the majestic "The Cathedral". Beautiful classic organ intro leading to light organ, bass & drums line with the superb Ralf Glasz' singing. He is even better in this one than in "the iconoclast". the piece continues with a suite of instrumental keybard led section, followed by a mellow sung section, and another instrumental keybard led section. It finally hit a climax with Johan Hogberg's superg guitar solo which will blend with the vocals near the end of the song. It will ends as it begins with a church organ solo. Simply breathless. Gunnlev's Round is then a "short" (3 minutes) instrumental medieval-oriented piece with Magdalena Hagberg on vocals. It would have been a fabulous intermezzo between "the Cathedral" and another great piece but, sadly, "Night on Bare Mountain" missed the beauty of the arrangement of the previous pieces. It's a good keyboard-bass-drums (all played by Pär Lindh) that does not reached the height of the remaining of the album. Without this last piece, it would have been a 5-stars CD.

Ultime

Ultime | 4/5 |

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