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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

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Il Volo
5 stars The complexity continues!!

All disks of the Gentle Giant are full of things difficult to play as soon as you hear ... But, they are charming and magical ... a scale of my favorite discs, this could be the third, losing to In A Glass House and Three Friends.

But let the tracks:

"Proclamation" :beautiful open in 4 / 4 funky, with a letter citing the challenge of "offspring" disguised as a pretty smart guy in the face of the richest. The theme is suddenly interrupted by a loud "hail, the power and the glory's on its way, full of counterpoints.

"So Sincere": I swear I could not catch the rhythm of this. But the violin is the protagonist of the story, "fighting" with almost all other instruments. The deranged vocal harmony will be adjusted before your progress, pending the completion of a percussion and fun.

"Aspirations": calm, quiet, tasty. I think that is music to meditate - once used in a music class. Minnear's voice is simply fascinating, and he knows very well dominate the Rhodes. There are few counterpoints, but I imagine that the goal was not to develop this logic ... And, yes, the imagination ...

Playing The Game": interesting and, to that time, very innovative ... We see a split between Green and guitars Shulman, accompanied by the synth-bass of Minnear. Derek's voice is still nothing peculiar. A small quiet part within another funky beat.

"Cogs In Cogs": small, but has enough to be one of the best on the album. A possible counterpoint between guitar, bass and keyboard, and many "reversals of sentences" and vocal counterpoints. The synthesizers give the idea of a song for the computer game.

"No God's a Man": the absence of guitar rockers and filling very vocal counterpoint. Chorus extremely singing, rich guitars and keyboards simpletons.

"The Face": too funky, almost to the progress of "Playing The Game. This time, the guitar and violin share the stage with a bass and bold letter also challenging.

"Valedictory": theme archaic as well as one or two songs that always found in albums GG. Packed with cellos, violins, vibes and other instruments unimaginable in progressive rock.

"The Power and The Glory" based on the closing theme song, however, much more objective.

4.5 stars. Well, great, great ... almost perfect!


Il Volo | 5/5 |


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