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Marty McFly
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5 stars Thanks Gatot for this very informative, very mature review, with many facts of word play (including questioning your own motives, reasoning, apologies and damnation for others). If there's clear that you're Indonesian in something, it would be length of your review. Of course, we from prog-less populated bands (so in general everything outside UK/US) are prone to "defend" our bands. It may be caused also by simple fact that we "understand" them much better, as it's with Czech bands I've reviewed. But even I had to be aware of this dark calling on nationalism. We're PROG community, we're people from all around the world, countries with more and less freedom, poorer and richer, however, people mostly smarter (I don't know why), except the ones for who, Prog is just style and mean how to be cool. Damn them and let's continue with review.

I have to say that since I first heard this, I knew it's something different than others. I'm clear now that this IS different in a very good way. I'll carry Indonesian flag further and will score just another goal for them (I know another group from Ind. and quite like them, even not as much as guys from Vantasma - by the way, funny and strange names, probably it's this cultural shock, or how they call it). What attracted me here ? Originality. For country, where 240.000.000 people live, it would be strange when on so little number of prog bands, they won't be with their own distinct, or at least interesting sound. And so they do. Guitar solos are absolutely beautiful here. It's "different" Neo, I have to say it again (I used this expression today already). Even 60 minutes (more than average today), this album is so short, you're left with longing for more of this sound. Perfect excuse for playing it again, enjoying it more. Because their sound is changing constantly (not in same patterns, but it's regular movement, not sparse), different structures, layering and also moods (instantly from optimistic to darker within one song and then, without bridge connection it, right into the water of melancholic part of the song - yes, I'm talking about certain parts of last song).

5(-), what can be collage of other stolen and open influence policy (or at least blaming) policy, it can be nice body of music for others. Including me. Very much recommended. Go for it. If you're less lucky than me, just contact Gatot, he's always helpful with what can he do. That's music I can call worth, very worth listening.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


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