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PARADISE SQUARE

Simon Says

 

Symphonic Prog

3.67 | 63 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars Half done in serious "Simon Says" style (keyboards sound, very distinct singing voice which maybe even solely makes the atmosphere on their three studio albums) and half in India (you know, raga, citar ...) + funny, circus like sounds. This results in weird hybrid and I'm not sure I like it at all. Mostly yes, even as far as I hear, there is not catchy tune (like with "Suddenly the Rain"). It's not as good as Tardigrade I have to say, full of slower tracks, it doesn't work together with faster ones from some reason. Is also can be quite weary, as it again depends on longer compositions. No, I'm not saying here that this album is bad and should be avoided. Acoustic guitars are here, but not so prominent (I hear them from time to time, but keyboards are here far more). Piano-like (it can be again keyboards, but let's differ normal synths and piano play on keys (keys set on some kind of board). Drums are pleasant addition, even sometimes sounds so artificial. Keyboards are probably the biggest attraction here. And vocal department, of course.

4(-), maybe a little bit worse. This album doesn't work as it should, that's for sure.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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