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Crossover Prog

4.09 | 99 ratings

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4 stars Needlepoint's fifth work is a great example that prog can also be a very accessible genre; and therefore, it reminds us of its roots (pop - rock from the 60's). The band uses some Canterbury elements, mainly, and without fear of being wrong, influenced by the first Caravan albums. You will hear Jazz rhythms and solos, but also 1960s pop / rock vocal lines. All this in a psychedelic environment that seems to travel through time.

"Rules of a Mad Man" opens the album in a very nice way, with some vocal lines that will make you repeat the song over and over again. "I Offered You the Moon" is the best piece on the album, and the one that comes closest to the canterbury sound, with a minimoog sound that gives you goose bumps. These two songs are a summary of the entire album.

I recommend this work to those who want to listen to an album from 2021, but with the essence of the 60's and 70's. Those who love psychedelia and pleasant melodies.

JohnProg | 4/5 |


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