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3 stars For You the Old Women is the debut full-length studio album by American progresssive rock act Mirthrandir. The album was originally released on LP in 1976 but saw a CD re-release in 1992.

The music is progressive rock with lots of keyboards/ synths but also a strong rythm section and two guitarists that also fills a lot in the soundscape. There are occasional flute and trumpet playing on the album too. Especially the presence of the latter mentioned is a succes to my ears. Itīs not a big part of the sound though. While the album is predominantly instrumental there are also vocals on the album. John Vislocky III is a skilled singer with a strong voice. The six songs which fills up the albumīs 38:00 minute long playing time are well composed and the production is well sounding. So all in all everything seems fine. When the album still doesnīt grap my attention itīs because the material arenīt that memorable or original. I hear references to most of the big progressive rock names. Yes and ELP are obvious examples. Thereīs nothing wrong with being inspired by the big names in the genre but when the material donīt stick in my mind even after listening to the album many times Iīm not impressed. Itīs too bad though because the musicianship is on a very high level and thereīs every reason to believe that this album could have been better if Mirthrandir had focused more on writing original music. When that is said Iīm still gonna give a 3 star rating because the album does have many quality elements and Iīm sure other progheads will find this album pretty nice.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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