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SURSUM CORDA

Quill

 

Symphonic Prog

3.18 | 31 ratings

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Menswear
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2 stars Neh.

ELP could have triggered a 'cash-factor' into some minds of talented keyboard players. I can see classical pianists thinking: 'Hey now, I can play Stravinsky and Mussorgsky. What if I could be like them? Wait a minute, this could be good They look richer than Cresus!' It did with Trace, Le Orme, Egg and Triumvirat, and they did get a (very) little slice of the cake. ELP where living the BIG life, and for a prog band (and very few bands if you think of it), it never came this huge ever since.

Quill maybe wanted to be a part of the select super-sympho-club that were the bass-keys- drums pattern. It worked well for some, but the stakes were high to make a decent statement. Maybe if Quill injected more originality and/or crazyness in their approach they would've got a shot, but their songwriting is low compared to the competition.

If you're looking for a lost gem, this is not the place. The lyrics are cheesy (white knight something...ugh), the bass is bland but the keys are not that bad (think Toccata in Brain Salad Surgery). It just lacks punch and joy..it lacks oomph, see? If your skills are not the highest, a good interpretation is crucial. And again, the band has too few to offer. You're in the entertainment buisness, so be a bit entertaining!

Making a symphony demands more thinking guys!

Menswear | 2/5 |

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