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Prog Folk

4.12 | 479 ratings

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If you thought that Gentle Giant were THE reference in multi-instrumentation frenzyness...Gryphon knocks 'em down for the count. Those guys are the crazyest perfectionists of the 70's. Such a level of song structure and complexity AND skillness has never been topped. Well, not in my humble knowledge. Nor Gentle Giant, Angalgard, Echolyn or even Yes cannot compete with the high craftyness of every song.

Every song is 10 minutes long and could be splitted into 40 littles songs easily. The pace is always changing, the tempo is jumping constantly from folk to soft rock. Folk prog has never been this challenging. Forget Jethro Tull or Amazing Blondel. This cannot be associated with anything you heard. Think very medieval and complex.

Complexity? Intelligence? Everest-like musicianship? Shouldn't you be mouth-watered by all those qualities? Yes, if sheperds in pantyhoses running happily on a green meadow is your cup of tea...go for it dude. By the way, Yes fans should be pleased. Did you know they did the first part of Yes on a full tour?

Without the shadow of a doubt those guys knew what they were doing and if not...send them to NASA 'cuz you got major brains in here.

A freaking monster record, thick, for mature ears.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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