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JOURNEY OF THE SHAMAN

Nemrud

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.84 | 102 ratings

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ultravox
4 stars Nemrud's debut is considered by many to be a cornerstone of new area of progressive rock music. Honestly I've listened "journey of the shaman" three times only from streaming and this is not going to be easy writing down review which i couldnt listen from official cd yet!!! "Part I" Typical Pink Floyd and Eloy epic with some lovely synth and guitar for the first six minuetes until it explodes into a blistering guitar drive. Then Mert Göçay's meloncholic tone flows to church organ than go into a great moog and guitar solo. "Part II" starts off rather mellow, heavy on the guitar riff and space Minimoog to go with it. But then the music gets down. Than we hear fretless bass solo on lovely guitar (mellotron sound is so weak bytheway!) last few minutes of the song is more energetic and resembling Camel. "Part III" Dreary synthesizer and a dark melancholic melody played on the guitar introduce a more sinister and energetic passage, which is reminiscent of some of the darker pieces from 70's Krautrock era. Soon the heavier and very catchy moment passes, leaving a more subtle section, over which the vocals finally enter. The composer of the songs Mert Göçay, put some oriental flavour which is charming for me. "Journey of the shaman" is great album, no doubt, with some unbelievable moments and amazing melodies. A must have for any prog lover, especially if you´re into Psychedelic/Space Rock of the 70´s. A solid 4-star.
ultravox | 4/5 |

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