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ADONIS

Anyone's Daughter

 

Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 136 ratings

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5 stars Like Asia Minor, Genesis, Eloy, Camel, Rush and with a profound krautrock, meets transcendent floyd, melancholy. Outstanding musicianship, songwriting, solos, and instrumentation all around.

This is surely a band for all ages. Their music is very melodic and very emotive. Progressive rock in tune and harmony with its emotions, which I personally Very nice vocals with skilled double(/triple?)-tracked vocal harmonies at points and the guy plays a very solid bass too. Vocals are in English with a slight to moderate German accent and are beautiful. The rhythm section is absolutely solid- enough to keep me, a drummer, enthralled. Beautiful, at times plaintive, melodies and keyboard and guitar solos. Keyboards rival Tony Banks at his most inspired. The guitarist is extremely skilled with a great sensitivity to tone. The drummer extremely skilled too. They play like Genesis in that the composition and overall atmosphere are at the forefront of the agenda. They effectively channel their virtuosity into a collective whole that is greater than the separate summing of their parts. This band is one of the most musically and instrumentally talented I've heard, surely up there with such greats as Rush, Agitation Free, Yes, and Phish in terms of every member being a virtuoso, and the level of virtuosity. Somewhat jazzy, mostly in the last track.

My favorite track is the absolutely stunning "Anyone's Daughter". The keyboardist and guitarist really get to let it rip here, punctuated and sustained by all around excellent drumming. The last minute and four seconds of the title track usually leave me laughing, an absolutely killer guitar solo followed by a speedy drum show ending with a bam. The four-part "Adonis" is also stellar, and manages to compellingly move from triumphant joy to poignant melancholy in the first section "Come Away". The composition is epic and weaves together nicely. The instrumental ballad "Blue House" is a beautifully slow-moving instrumental with a similar feel to some of the work on their later album 'Piktors Verwandlungen'. and the more uptempo and shorter "Sally" is a very enjoyable while more immediate number.

My favorite by the band, followed by 'In Blau'

5 stars.

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