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TICK TOCK

Gazpacho

 

Crossover Prog

4.07 | 373 ratings

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Harkonnen
5 stars After regarding Night as one of the key albums in my collection, simply because it caught me whole from the first spin to the degree that even now I don't know the titles of the songs - to me, it's simply Night: Pure Escapism... Well, I was very eager to get my hands on a copy of "Tick Tock". I received other 3 or 4 albums with my order but Tick Tock was the first to go into the stereo... It took me by surprise and although Desert Flight begins with probably one of the catchier intros in my whole collection, I was kind of expecting the slow build up that gave way to a total trip in Night... As with any Prog album, I didn't make any judgement and a couple of days later I gave it a 2nd spin... Still nothing... But yesterday, the right combination of mood, wheather, constellations and six o'clock news achieved it: I totally "got it"... Three spins in a row confirmed that this is one that will be remembered in 5 years. From the boldness of Desert Flight, though the raw emotion of The Walk, passing through the twists and turns of Tick Tock and ending with the pretty winter picture (snow, bells and all, at least in my mind) of that song that tries to exorcise all winters, the strongest emotion comes at the end, when Winter is Never ends almost abruptaly and the silence lingers with a sense of fulfillment. Those 5 minutes of silence that prompted me to push play again for 2 times were the best reward... If you like passionate playing (and singing) and enjoyed the best albums of the Hogarth-era Marillion, please give Gazpacho a chance, now with 2 outstanding albums.
Harkonnen | 5/5 |

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