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MOONMADNESS

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.38 | 1502 ratings

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lor68
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4 stars Well actually this work deserves a 3 stars and an half score, by regarding of a certain diminution of tension in some circumstances...nevertheless this album alone is such a unique "Manifesto from Light Canterbury" within the whole production of Camel, more than Caravan's "In the Land of Grey and Pink" and less than Hatfield and the North "Rotter's Club".

The most unforgettable track is that unique and remarkable mini-suite such as "Lunar Sea", an imprinting of Andy's style, an emotional crescendo of feelings, by starting with an ambient and spacy atmosphere created by the analogical sythezisers, passing through the excellent guitar excursion by Andy afterwards!! Nevertheless it should be a mistake if I couldn't remark also some other interesting features within the easier and melodic songs like "Another Night" or "Chord Change" for example!! This time the melodic aspects of this band are more positive and less melancholic or sad in comparison to the majority of the recent albums by Camel (Do you remember the mood of "Rajaz" or that one of "Harbour of Tears"?!), even though the atmosphere is not epic or always aggressive (except on Lunar Sea) and the keyboards are sometimes not so much loud!! Apart from the considerations above, their taste is remarkable and the style unique as well!!

It can complete your Prog Collection, regarding of such genre from Light Canterbury...

lor68 | 4/5 |

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