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ATLANTIS PHILHARMONIC

Atlantis Philharmonic

 

Symphonic Prog

3.31 | 39 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Scratching my head, trying to figure out what to write....

This is one of the albums that varies between mindnumbing dull and excellent. Welcome to my dilemma. The sound is dominated by vintage keyboards, this being an album from the 1970s. Moog and everything tangents. This album has got it. The music varies between pastorial Genesis like, via Nice like melodies to bombastic hard rock. The pastorial bits works best. The hard rock bits are mindnumbing boring. The melodies are surprisingly short, taking the name of the band into consideration. I was expecting twenty minutes + long opuses. Instead, the average lenght is around six minutes. The best song is the second song called Woodsman. This is an excellent song which takes the best from Nice and Genesis and merges it into a seven minutes long opus. The rest is pretty good too.

My main gripe here is the lack of innovation here. The songs are generic. Those into Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, The Nice, Genesis & Co has heard most of this album before. I also feels the band is falling into Folk Prog in parts of the album where they could had branched out into Jazz for example. Yes, some parts are pretty jazzy. But not taken to the level they should have taken it. This is just based on a hunch I got. Besides of this; the album is a good album. I am believe it will gather dust in my record collection, though.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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