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4.15 | 490 ratings

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5 stars Another excellent release by Magma, this is quite different to MDK, as vocals aren't the most important thing here. I would say that this album relies heavily in the mood that causes. One can't help but to fall in the vortex of this jazz influenced band. Especially during the epics, which almost obviusly are the best part of the album, my favourite part being the change that happens in part 2, as we change from a soft organ atmosphere to crazy vocals effortlessly. Anyway the rest of the tracks are very good indeed.Ork alarm uses a cello through all the song to create a feeling almost intoxicating in nature, it evokes (at least for me) the image of a march or something like that. And Coltrane Sundia, as the title suggests, it's a piece dedicated to Coltrane. It's a gorgeous piano song, that might seem not to fit with the rest of the album, as this is not nearly as dark as the other songs. But it's a fantastic closer nevertheless. Keep in mind before listening to the music, than Magma it's not an easy band to understand. It took me a lot of listens to truly understand this album. I would not reccomend starting here(although I did) in your Magma journey.
progkeys | 5/5 |


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