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Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe - The Breath of Life (Abridged Version) CD (album) cover

THE ABSOLUTE UNIVERSE - THE BREATH OF LIFE (ABRIDGED VERSION)

Transatlantic

 

Symphonic Prog

3.79 | 90 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
2 stars More of just the same. However I enjoyed it more than the full version, and found it to be more direct, including mostly the best tracks from the full version of the album remixed/altered in some certain way or another which was a pretty cool idea. It makes me happy that I checked this album because it definitely has its moments (and has less filler than the extended version) so I'm giving one more star to this version than the extended one. Both albums are drastically different, so you might wanna check both of them.

After the somewhat stale Kaleidoscope, Transatlantic took a considerably long break, only to return later on with The Absolute Universe. And although I can say it's better than Kaleidoscope, I can't say anything more. The musicality is there. There's absolutely no doubt about it, each musician highly contributed to this project, it's just that there simply is no evolution from their previous works. This isn't necessarily bad, but the same dish over and over again can get boring.

If you're a Transatlantic fan you will really enjoy this album I suppose, it features all the elements from their previous works, so good for you!

Isaac Peretz | 2/5 |

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