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Tarcisio Moura
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5 stars Oh my god! This is neo prog heaven! I did not know this swiss band previous works during the 90īs but, boy, did they come back in 2019 with a blast! You know a good CD when it is sung with a language you donīt really understand (in this case, french) and still the music moves you deeply. Everything you could expect from a neo prog band is here in spades: great melodies, emotional delivering of both vocal and instrumental parts, superb performances. I was knock out by their strong material and playing, specially by Pierre-Yves Theurillat unique and sensitive interpretations. The guy knows how to put emotion on a song! While most proggers here on PA may criticize the band for the lack of long instrumental jams or unusual , zany stuff, to me this is exactly their forte. The band writes great compact songs that donīt overstay their welcome. Everything fits right in. Most important, they sound like no one else, having their very own style. Their early stuff might be a little derivative, so I heard. But here they have produced some very original music.

Backed by a crystal clear production, Frat3r is a superb CD, easily one of my top 3 albums of 2019. Ok, some songs are better than others, but none is below the very good mark. And at least two tracks, Kim and the 9 minute Stone are simply brilliant tunes that I can never get enough of them. They are worth the price of the record alone. One of the few albums lately that I like to hear from star to finish with almost the same pleasure throughout.

Rating: 4,5 stars, no less. If youīre into killer melodies and not caring for musicians showing off, this is highly recommended!

Tarcisio Moura | 5/5 |


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