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HOLOGRAMATRON

Barry Cleveland

 

Eclectic Prog

3.79 | 15 ratings

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Marty McFly
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Errors and Omissions Team
4 stars It's rare to find protest kind of lyrics in Prog. The Wall, Kevin Gilbert's Shaming can be taken like that, but it's just small number of such albums. Maybe also because lyrics aren't considered important by majority of Prog listeners. However, I'm used to such album (even Czech ones with topics like communistic terror or just common complains about modern society).

Torodd already said important things about music, I'll add my personal feelings then and leave theory aside (I'm not that good on describing it anyway) and give you just brief summary. Eclectic here stands for big variety of styles. Maybe Crossover would be the most suited for this album. Some of you may know X-over artist Rick Miller, especially his album Falling Through Rainbows. Well, especially Stars of Sayulita reminds me it. It's calm, beautiful song and certainly not one of the difficult ones on this album, but the very next song, Warning is one of these unpleasant ones (I can take Torodd's opinion about "stretching his skin, ears, brain quite easily, as it's disharmonic hell, which isn't instantly bad thing).

Then the listener is confused again (which looks like common trait of this album and makers have probably a lot of fun from the sheer number of confused people that must be out there, listening this album) with What Have They Done to the Rain, because this song is nothing like previous song, or even pre-previous song. It's melodic, but not calm. Another kerf to their variety element.

And it's just three songs, 10 of them (+ some remixes). There isn't single truth, I'm used to say that there is as many truths as there is people's opinions. But some things are more true than others. And difficulty of this album in general is one of these, where many people will have the same opinion (I suppose).

4(-), nevertheless, there is a lot of magic in this album (second magic album this afternoon, it seems like this will be Perfect Day (tm).

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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