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DESTINED SOLITAIRE

Beardfish

 

Eclectic Prog

3.95 | 344 ratings

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npoczynek
3 stars Not their best effort - but solid and enjoyable. Seems to fit the description of three stars.

I am hoping that Beardfish will come back in tip-top form for their next release, it will be a shame if their creativity fizzles out.

I found the vocals on Destined Solitaire to be less interesting and the instrumental bits less captivating. I want more of The Hunter and less of Until You Comply (a song that I skip now - it just grates on me).

There's still a lot to like here. I'm still in love with the keyboard sound, the varied dynamics, and the often surprising melodies. Coup De Grace is my favorite Beardfish instrumental to date.

I'm finding it hard to collect my thoughts in a cohesive way for this review, and it occurs to me that it mirrors the characteristics of this album. It's less consistent than their previous efforts. Worth a listen, I still enjoy Beardfish and am glad they seem to be grabbing some attention in the prog world. Let's just hope that they pull something amazing out next time instead of this mixed bag. An unfair expectation, maybe, but I think that's what will separate them from being a contributor to modern prog or one of the pioneers.

npoczynek | 3/5 |

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