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POINT OF ERUPTION

Troya

 

Eclectic Prog

3.36 | 19 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpää
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3 stars This curious album starts with a lovely hippie vision of "Her", residing plentiful to both keyboards and drums within slightly symphonic-oriented arrangements. Later emerging vocals create a sound associating early Streetmark, enriched with some stinging psych guitar tones familiar from the other continental European records of the era. Following "Battle Rock" has a quite jumpy selection of themes culminating as folk-oriented pacifistic anthem, pairing heavier riff sections and mellow moody passages resembling slightly Pink Floyd searching their new sound after departure of Syd. Also a less experimental incarnation of early Mythos could be a comparison. "Chromatik" allows the guitar to swim in an euphoric sea of keyboard sounds, and proves that a song can be built from very small amount of ideas. "Festival" starts with minor sabre-dances, and evolves as a delightful rejoicing of lovely people having fun together in ancient ways. "Sinclair" then is a mellow sad tune dominated by archaic synth theme, carried forward by electric guitar, and being melodically quite nice piece. Bass signals the rhythm and theme changes to more jazzy directions, later repeating again alterations of the starting themes. Last track has curiously clumsy rhythmic passages and sounds quite funny, and the progress with guitars and keyboards brought memories of Erlkoening's sound. Last sequence goes back to dramatic keyboard theme, upon where rest of the band accompanies to perform the coda.

So, quite sympathetic stuff, more relying to enthusiasm and sincerity than professionalism and calculated taste selections. I liked the sounds and elements included, but as listening experience this album did not grow my own personal favorite. Can't see though why this should not happen to somebody else, so thus this is recommended for fans of obscure European progressive rock recordings.

Eetu Pellonpää | 3/5 |

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