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Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

3.38 | 15 ratings

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Heart of the Matter
3 stars Don't expect a tracklist full of killer songs, you won't find that in this mildly shaded picture-in-sound of many moods and landscapes.

There's the Genesis reminiscence, nevertheless, like on "Andean Explorer", with all that odd-but-nice chord sequences on the 12-stringer. Also the nylon-string moment of sensibility is here, for example, on "Caprice In Three". However, the true achievement of the artist, I think, lies in the great variety of tonal and timbric textures emerging step-by-step as the listening proceeds.

This may not be the kind of album that you desperately need to complete your record collection, but may be of the kind that's important for reasons that only become apparent when the music starts to play. How can you know? Listen to "Fleur-de-Lys", then tell me.

Heart of the Matter | 3/5 |


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