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Nick Magnus


Symphonic Prog

3.63 | 41 ratings

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3 stars Nick Magnus is well known as Steve Hackett keyboardist. He did a good but uneven album because, despite it has some brilliant parts, there are many detachable moments.

BTW, the first two long and instrumental tracks are plenty of beauty: atmospherical soundscapes and creative structures with lot of melodical sense and, in the same vein, the Hackett brothers participation in several themes is an additional gift to progressive ears (John Hackett is an underrated musician, he plays the flute really good!).

Sadly, the sung songs could be included in an AOR album without any problem: they are simple and basic pieces, specially "Marduk" (too long and reiterative, without surprises and rythmically very poor). Even "Sophia's Song", a nice celtic track with the beautiful female voice, seems to be out of place.

Anyway, "Singularity", "Dancing on the Waters" and "The Power of Reason" well worth the purchase. 2004 wasn't the best year for progressive music, but "Hexameron" -even when isn't a wonderful effort- has very interesting parts. Isn't a bad idea to listen to it with the remote control and the "skip" button ready.

Marcelo | 3/5 |


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