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3 stars Good German melodic progressive rock band,which enjoyed some fame during the 90's.Formed in the 80's CHANDELIER released a cassette in 1988 called ''Fragments'',followed by another one under the name ''Call for life'' on May of the next year,when keyboardist Tobias Budnowski enters the scene in the place of Stefan Listier.With the new line-up CHANDELIER recorded and released their debut ''Pure'' in 1990 on Sisyphus Records (re-released in 1997 by Inside-out with three extra tracks).

''Pure'' presents the very familiar sound of accesible neo progressive rock with melodic keyboards around,strong lyrical content and generally an emotional atmosphere.Comparisons and echoes of the album brings bands like JADIS,TWELFTH NIGHT and even IQ in mind.This is a release with much a song-based orientation with Martin Eden sounding like a German imitator of Peter Nicholls of IQ or even FISH,of course with a slight accent.The keyboard work in here is carefully balanced,far from any trace of virtuosity,while guitars are also very distinctive,creating fine melodies and presenting some rocking grooves from time to time.

Even for a neo prog album,''Pure'' is quite calm and relaxing,but definitely it is a very well-crafted effort with every note being worked very well.Recommended, especially to fans of easy-listening prog rock based more on atmosphere than complexity.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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