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A STORY OF MYSTERIOUS FOREST

Ain Soph

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.97 | 71 ratings

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camelspotter
5 stars Ain Soph's first attempt to write progressive rock music is far greater than many of the bands of this genre. It's like they knew the magic recipe for great compositions.But it isn't only the composition it self but the great musicianship and ability that makes this record truly shine! The keys are exceptional, from the ideas to the sound selection.The trebly bass has some great basslines many times going along with the melodies of the keys. The album kicks in with a very fast fusion type of song, which short lasting but shows the abilities of the players in jazz paths.I really like the album beginning this way, but it's not an actual song.The actual album ''begins'' with the interlude part one,an acoustic greatness and ends with interlude part two being somewhat similar. Personally i love this. So the main songs are just three. Natural Selection starts of very melodically with some ''funny'' themes, then it goes on with some jazz piano and solo, then it heads off in jazz standards changing between one theme and back to standards.it then continues like a fusion type with a great keyboard and guitar solo and it ends with the beginning theme. Variations on a theme starts with an amazing classical piano solo then very powerful with latin influences, and a flamengo guitar solo,follwed after by a intelligent keyboard solo and then guitar solo over a 4/4,7/8 repetitive rhythmic and it closes with some amazing mellotron sounds and a beautifull piano outro.A story of mysterious forest brings me images of a land beyond our imagination, fairy tale like music, and the action starts on the 3d minute with fast drumming and blistering keyboards, which comes again as a reprise in the end.I Love when this happens. In the middle it gets really low and atmospheric passages from guitar and mellotron chords till the 14th minute when the adventure in the magial forest begins again in a very playfull 7/8 time signature.And what a better way to end this with a reprise of an earlier melody. With many tempo and time signature swings, slow parts and very powerful ones, raging guitars, mellotron passages, playful themes and great musicianship in overall this album has it all! All one true progressive rock fan would want to hear. Highly recommended.
camelspotter | 5/5 |

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