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FIREWORKER

Gazpacho

 

Crossover Prog

4.05 | 112 ratings

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Heart of the Matter
4 stars Jan Henrik Ohme's vocals sound like a less neurotic, more emotional version of Thom Yorke's own approach to singing, and that's not bad at all. I must say, however, that the most likable (for prog ears in any case) part of the recipe here is the instrumental and choral touches recurring with impecable symphonic effect along both main suites opening and closing the album. There you will undoubtedly spend a great while of progressive grandeur

There's also the already common resource to a Sci-Fi based story articulating the concept behind this, which is not my cup of tea (in that respect, a book is always better), but, being very personal and elaborated, it may appeal to many fans. Otherwise:

02 Hourglass is a rather bland emo-ballad. 03 Fireworker, the eponymous track, is a nice powerful, well crafted and played, progressive song. 04 Antique stands half-way between the previous two.

Finally, lend an ear to the exquisitely towering electric guitar chordal progressions & riffs, reminiscent of Fripp's own sound circa Lark's Tongues and Starless & Bible Black era, you won't regret.

Heart of the Matter | 4/5 |

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