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Big Big Train


Crossover Prog

4.11 | 72 ratings

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4 stars 1.East Coast Racer (2023) starts directly after a Genesisian intro on the Anglican bucolic space, on the FLOWER KINGS, on, well I'm not going to name everything, BIG BIG TRAIN is now one of the prog dinosaurs who secrete vintage prog well made and allows prog veterans to keep hope that prog still exists! What else can I say about all the other titles? Well delivered, well delivered sound, David's voice which resonates as if he were still there; jazzy rock influences, flights of strings, breaks with spleen trumpet in the distance, a sound which makes me think of a progressiveness of XTC, if they had continued in this direction I maintain it. A spleen souvenir album which bathes in emotions, progressive dreams and which shows that we can have fun listening to music without bringing out an old dino from the 70's 2.The Book of Ingenious Devices as a spleen interlude, moment when David goes up there? 3.Brooklands (2023) is worth for its delicate piano arpeggio and its grandiloquent symphonic rise, a well-crafted and put together ersatz between GENESIS, SUPERTRAMP and another dino group, a pinch of the ALAN PARSONS PROJECT; a great progressive fresco that must always be tamed and which can explain why prog of this ilk only thrills ultimate fans: too long, too slow, too much for today's life, unfortunately. 4.Voyager (2023) for yet another pastoral, bucolic marshmallow title, with its progressive meanders, in which I find sounds of SPOCK'S BEARD, of the Neal MORSE BAND; a swirling tune to take as a fusion of genres and as a rise of musical art, a spleen title to eat and keep for yourself. 5.Atlantic Cable (live) live you have to know; 3 minutes of Genesisian drift and Alberto at the helm with a hoarser voice, for FM rock, AOR that would be perfect; we will get used to it; a long track which lacks pep, which leaves with a jazzy prog pop hint but which allows us to tumble into a divine guitar solo, yes with two big names in the guitar section, BIG BOG TRAIN can afford some nice breaks in the end; for me a spiritual son of Neal MORSE who transcends genre admirably. In short, whether we like it or not, a group which shows that the prog of the 2020 decade still exists, well done you can applaud.
alainPP | 4/5 |


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