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3.38 | 31 ratings

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4 stars Two words that possible describe this album.... Pleasant Surprise!!!

Retroheads/Retrospective are not as "Retro" as I thought they would! I do believe is a good and strong debut. No major surprises, or complexity; but they do not sound derivative either...that is why I gave 4 instead of 3 stars!!

Very nice Modern Symphonic use of "Golden Era" Instrumentation (Mellotron/Mini Moog/Bass Pedals, etc..); I especially enjoyed the long Instrumentation passages with a definitive spacey feel!!

Two tracks stand out IMO "Judgment day" and "Taking my Time"; both Guitar driven tracks (ala Claude Mignon of Seven Reizh, another fantastic release!!), with plenty of Synth collaboration!! Overall, nice male and female vocals, with an Alan Parson's Project aftertaste.

It will be interesting to find out where they move from here, on their next output. Meanwhile, I probably enjoy several spins on this one...a slow grower to say the least.

Prognut | 4/5 |


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