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THE SHELTERING SEA

FancyFluid

 

Neo-Prog

3.43 | 7 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Fancyfluid needed 3 years to come with a third release and aswll their swansong. Released in summer of 1995 on same Musea records, The sheltering sea is considered by many their best album from all 3. At some point I'm agree, they manage to come with the almost perfect arrangements on this one, and when all seams to work pretty well they disbanded soon after. The most mature work in manner of compositions, more complex and well performed, everything is well done here, the pieces are well structured, and with all that the band is very very unknown to larger ublec. To me they are better and more sincer then many neo prog bands well known today. The arrangements ashow a great contribution to each meneber, the guitar is more proeminent but aswell th vocal passages are more delicate and filled with intense jaw droppin arrangements. Moonclimbing is one of the pieces that why I love progressive rock music, is so well performed and has some very intristing and original structure that for the listner is a real treat, excellent pieces, 5 stars for this one, the next one Maelstrom is another worthy track with complicated moves and superb song writting. As a whole this must be their breakthrough to larger public but seams even with this album they remeian widly unknown even to italian scen, not to mention to prog rock in general.Nice symphonic arrangements, some brilliant keybords passages makes from this third album a fairly good aquistion, all 3 are good but this one is their best. 3s tars , maybe 3.5 a decent and good album all the way. All 3 albums are available at Musea records, do't hesitate to take some spins, to me thay were a pleasent surprise.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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