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TARDIGRADE

Simon Says

 

Symphonic Prog

4.08 | 167 ratings

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maryes
5 stars In my opinion SIMON SAYS "Tardigrade" is one of the best (if no the best) symphonic-prog disks of the year of 2008. Obiviously influenced by bands as THE FLOWER KING'S, SPOCK'S BEARD, however paying the due tribute to the monsters of the prog of the 70"s, like, YES, GENESIS, GENTLE GIANT, EMERSOM L & PALMER, etc.... This Swedish band presents a complex plenty work in this albun (superior to their 2 previous albums), that it already begins in an overpowering way in his 1st Track " "Sundelly The Rain" (that takes of assault the listeners with his explosive opening, with a fantastic "tapestry" of keyboards and a pedal-steel guitar in the STEVE HOWE'S style) the music proceeds full of energy and with a lot of variations that seem to leave aside the theme of the opening and that finally returns in a triumphal way fo rthe conclusion. The 2nd track "Tardigrade" is a brilliant allusion to GENTLE GIANT broken and sinuous rhythms (common thing for bands as SPOCK'S BEARD, mainly in their first works). I could write broadly on all the wonderful tracks that it composes this disk, but I can say with absolute certainty that the remaining of the disk is of this same level. I prefer then to comment about the musicians works, all excellents ! However I emphasize the use of the voccorder for Magnus Paulsson with very good taste, Daniel Fäldt's voice (with his potency and medium timbre ) and the guitar arrangements and the self-confidence with that Jonas Hallberg executes them. My rate could not be other... 5 STARS !!!!
maryes | 5/5 |

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