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ASYLUM

Cressida

 

Symphonic Prog

3.52 | 117 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Caravan, anyone ?

Cressida is a sadly forgotten band who released two albums. I reviewed their first one a month ago. I liked that one. This, their second album is rumoured to be the better one. Well, I think they are pretty similar when it comes to quality. Two solid albums in other words.

What we get here is Richard Sinclair like vocals and a lot of other elements from Caravan. Remove the jazzy bits from Caravan and add some psychedelic and symphonic prog elements and you get this album. But if you like the Canterbury scene, this album will really be one you will like. It is a mix between symphonic prog and the that genre/scene.

Quality wise, this album is very solid without being excellent. There is a lot of good details strewn around this album. My main gripe is the lack of any really superb tracks. The musicianship is very good though. Cressida was a very good band. But they never had the X factor the likes of Genesis, Pink Floyd and Yes had. I happens to like them. It is a solid three stars album for me.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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