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Crossover Prog

4.05 | 112 ratings

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4 stars Another fantastic release by Gazpacho. Fireworker gets back to the longer songs with two beauties sandwiching a few shorter tracks. First off, Fireworker sounds like Gazpacho, and features their unique brand of progressive rock with excellent musicianship. unique vocal phrasing, and textured compositions. Space Cowboy starts things off by bringing the atmosphere for almost 20 minutes. A mellow and tranquil track that sets the tempo that this album will be sublime and atmospheric with lush pianos. The next track Hourglass features some unique choir arrangements which act as a nice departure from Jan Henrik Ohme on vocals. Although the album is divided into 5 tracks, it flows like one long themed album. The title track Fireworker and Antique are solid before the album concludes with the 15 minute Sapien. Fireworker is a worthy addition to any Gazpacho collection, and continues a string of excellent albums that begins with Night. They are a special band with a sound that is like no other, and Fireworker is just more of a good thing from a band that can do no wrong.

One final note. A big kudos to Kscope for heading over to Bandcamp and making their catalog available in FLAC. This is highly appreciated as digital stores close down trying to push people into streaming services.

javajeff | 4/5 |


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