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4 stars Listening diary 11th October, 2021: Galleon - From Land to Ocean (neo-prog, 2003)

Disc 2: The Ocean

If the idea of a 52-minute neo-prog track doesn't immediately put you off, there's definitely something to enjoy in here. I've always had a fascination with ultra-long songs in genres other than instrumental music, because it's difficult to make it sound like it's genuinely one continuous piece of music without padding. This does a solid job, although it's not without its fair share of meaningless instrumental wandering - but the recurring themes are memorable, as they should be, and the structuring is solid to the point where I wonder why Galleon weren't a more popular band. They also don't forget the core of neo-prog - the melodic influence of new wave and pop music, and the melodic motifs here do embrace that to a decent degree. If you can mind the pomp and the fluff, it's not a bad experience.

6.8 (5th listen)

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