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TICK TOCK

Gazpacho

 

Crossover Prog

4.01 | 404 ratings

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Soul Dreamer
5 stars Gazpacho - Tick Tock...Walk this walk with Gazpacho!

After Night, it is hard to imagine that Gazpacho could improve on the concept of "less is more" but they did it. Quoting from an interview with them "After Night the monotonous repetition of a single bar of music that is changed by the chords and the songs on top of it still held a seductive charm for us and thought Night dabbled in this, Tick Tock wallows." Gazpacho show on this album that that concept works, and produces music with great depth and quality, at least when performed by the compositional masters they are. The album starts with "Desert Flight", a track which shows a rougher, edgier side of Gazpacho than ever seen on Night, very much comparable to Muse..but it is a real Gazpacho song. This track is like the first course in a great meal, though. After this we get the 1th main course, The Walk. This track could have been on Night, it wouldn't have been out of place. Especially the ending of the second part is stellar...And then we move on to the 2nd main course: Tick Tock. Words fail me to describe the beauty and depth of this track..it's something to experience, compare it with Ocean Cloud of Marillion if you want... The album finishes with "Winter is Never"..which is like a dessert after a great copious meal...light, but with lots of nice subtle tones to satisfy your sweet touth...mark especially the guitar hovering above the refrain... This is a masterpiece, it will probablynot be surpassed in 2009... essential...5 stars..no less..

Soul Dreamer | 5/5 |

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