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Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

2.96 | 50 ratings

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2 stars Mainly experimental, new age music that does not arise much attention. First song says much - there is little to discover under the shallow surface of experimental synths.

The following is a bit better by having at least a melody and takes influence from JM Jarre. Another highlight from otherwise boring suite is "Cathedral of ice" that at least has solemn chords on a synthesizer. The first acoustic number comes with the track 6 at it is actually a good number with a soloing and rhythm guitar.

"End of the affair" was memorable to me thanks to dark theme synth chords and classical guitar leading the song.

The rest of the album is not captivating with a few exceptions: "Elevenses" is a classical guitar workout and "Goodbye Serenade" a melancholic dreamy track.

We can say that on this album, guitar tracks lead the way and almost all synth tracks spoil the ambiance because of poor composition.

The album is not recommended since it will fail to arise attention throughout its entire length.

sgtpepper | 2/5 |


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