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ATTACK OF THE MARTIANS

Eccentric Orbit

 

Symphonic Prog

3.95 | 44 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars ELP created their own hybrid of symphonic prog with their first four albums. An hybrid that has produced a lot of dull run-off-the-mill muzak/elevator music during the last forty years.

But this hybrid has also created some good music. Some music where the musicians actually has put their brains and creativity into good use in their aim to create something special........ I give you Eccentric Orbit from USA. Their take on this music is very bass and drums based with the vintage keyboards floating above this rhythm base line. Just floating above the bass, to be precise. Which is a major difference between their music and the muzak genre.

Add some great melodies too. Some of the melodies are pretty somber and gloomy too. Hence, this album has both legs, arms, brain and a soul to match too. Some of the melody lines are funeral laments, no less. Which excludes this album from being played as a background noise in an airport or in Walmart's gunshops. Other melody lines are pretty upbeat too.

As usual, my main gripe is the lack of one or two killer tunes. But this album is slowly creeping under my skin and I guess this album will continue to do so. I am not convinced this is a great album, but I still gives it four stars due to it being miles better than most of the ELP clones. This album is great, but please give it time and listen without prejudice.

4 stars (barely)

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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