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POLLEN

Pulsar

 

Symphonic Prog

3.53 | 66 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars I happened to find this french band album by pure chance. I was looking of the band Pollen when I mistakenly got Pulsar´s Pollen album. And I liked it. An interesting mix of space rock and symphonic prog, with some eletronic bits thrown in for good measure. There is a strong influence of King Crimson (around the time of their debut, of course) and some Pink Floyd too. The music is laid back and melodic, with nice vocals sung in french. Nothing very original or groundbreaking, but very good anyway. It is interesting how strong those cuts are, for they actually stood very well the test of time when most of those groups did not (except the spoken words part on the final track. They DO sound very dated, but I can live with that).

Some very good flute, fine keyboards and little eletronic effects that reminds me a lot of The Court Of The Crimson King and In The Wake Of Poseidon. Even the production is similar. But don´t go looking for a copycat, because Pulsar is not. They just have a kindred spirit.

Pollen is a good CD that deserves some atention from progheads (specially the ones who like those late 60´s/early 70´s bands). I´m looking forward to hear the CD´s follow ups. My final rating is something between 3,5 and 4 stars. Recommended.

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |

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