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Asia Minor


Symphonic Prog

4.16 | 293 ratings

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5 stars One of my very favorite albums. Very emotive, melodic, progressive, atmospheric, melancholic and dynamic. Very solid album. Others have complained about the vocals but I personally greatly enjoy them. Similar to Camel, Anyone's Daughter, King Crimson, Agitation Free, Genesis, Jethro Tull and some french progressive bands of the mid-late 70's. I love each song on here, with the exception of the somewhat bland closer "Dreadful Memories". Excellent drumming and percussion!!! Very complex but completely not overstated; it goes right along with the music and you can tell the drummer is both extremely skilled and has a great ear. Guitars and synthesizers are very atmospheric and beautiful. Excellent musicianship all around. A significant step up from their uneven gem of a first album, 'Crossing the Line'. The structure of the songs is mostly tangential, with many sections that flow together very well.

Exotic, very fresh, emotive, dark, explorative, mysterious fine polished. I love the vocals, I find they oddly accentuate the music and give a beautiful and somewhat ethereal quality to the music. There is lots of GREAT drumming and percussion (this guy uses more varieties of percussion than the 70's Peart, and has the perfect touch, like the great jazz rock drummers but clearly playing in the style, in fact giving a very nice structural base to the music) and frequent variations of structure and time signature. Their sound often approaches Camel but is much darker, and more refined, smooth and profound.

listen | 5/5 |


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