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4.03 | 151 ratings

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5 stars My biggest regret is not buying Attosecondo when it came out but I can hardly blame myself as I tend to regard these reunion albums with suspicion and for good reason, because so many of them give us such embarrassing and substandard material. You can tell their hearts aren't into it, or clueless what listeners want or they're not into the kind of music they were playing some 40 years ago. Alphataurus avoided all those pitfalls and create what has to be one of the finest releases of 2012. True only two of the members from their '70s incarnation are present but here it didn't hurt them. While not a clone of their 1973 classic this one very much stands on it's own. Tons of wonderful keyboards with the occasional Emerson-like organ moves and great use of Moog, with amazing creative and complex passages. On the opening cut "Progressivo-Mente" it sounded like there's a couple passages where they borrowed from Canadian prog artist Robert Connolly with his 1978 album Plateau but it could be coincidence. But what really amazed me about the album is the high quality musicianship throughout. This is the kind of prog I've been looking for, and when it comes for too many more recent releases quality has been sorely lacking. If a classic prog band from the '70s should reunite they should learn from Alphataurus. Not your typical reunion effort, this is an amazing album and one of the best from the 2010s.
Progfan97402 | 5/5 |


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