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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars I heard this album after their second efford Fluid Druid and I can say Towards The Sun is every bit superior than its follow up. Of course you might have heard of them as one of those Ŭes clones´, which is not totally correct, even if the the Jon Anderson & co influences are more than obvious (specially on the bass parts). Originality was not their forte. But still I found those songs here to be quite interesting and entertaining. They sounded like a lightweight version of bands like Yes and Genesis. I mean, nice overall, but fairly inoffensive.

What really got me are the vocals: guitarist Dani is no singer. When he uses his lower registers, it is ok, but the tendency of throwing in a very annoying falsetto ruins many parts of some otherwise quite good tunes. If they wanted to sound like Jon Anderson, why not hiring a singer that could do the job? This is a mystery to me. Anyway, the instrumental parts are really good and the band showed some promises (the keyboards runs and guitar lines are very well done).

If you´re into obscure bands from the 70´s and don´t mind some derivative music and the lousy falsetto, this is an interesting CD to look for. Those guys are good players and they could have made it but somehow didn´t (with a good reason, some cynics would say!). I found the music pleasant, specially the second half of the album. Rating: something between 2,5 to 3 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |


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