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ACQUIRING THE TASTE

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.24 | 1009 ratings

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Evolver
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Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams
5 stars Gentle Giant has long been one of my favorite bands. And this is one of my favorite Gentle Giant albums. And I pity the poor folks who just can;t get into this type of music. But they can have their Genesis & Dream Theater, I'll take GG.

Classic Gentle Giant music is like an intricate puzzle, where each instrument plays an essential piece, and you can't get the full effect without hearing it in it's entirety. Many instruments, even percussion, share in playing pieces of melodic and harmonic themes, creating an effect that few bands could ever match, none could perfom consistently.

And on this album, the Giant explored and experimented with many styles of music, from the electric madrigal of Pantagruel's Nativity, to the eerie soft ballads Edge Of Twilight and The Moon Is Down, both of which diverge into some beautifil weirdness. They even play with a sea shanty on Wreck.

If you haven't ever heard Gentle Giant, this is not a bad place to start. Be prepared for eargasms.

Evolver | 5/5 |

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