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PAINTINGS

Michael Quatro

 

Crossover Prog

3.65 | 7 ratings

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maryes
4 stars I believe that for the fact of counting (until this moment) with just one review, the work from this excellent American keyboard player's is little known, I had ear up to now the albun "In Colaboration With Gods", that I consider as an excellent work. And I was satisfied when hearing "Paitings", because I also found a great disk, however slightly different from "In Colaboration...; " that it presents a mixture of symphonic prog with hard rock (slightly similar to the style of STYX), This album already surprises soon of begin, the track 1 "Paitings" begins with a theme in the style of GREENSLADE and it presents a very beautiful vocal choir that although being of simple melody, it checks to the track a very solemn atmosphere. The track 2 "Time Spent in Dreams" begins with a ballad and it retakes a certain air of GREENSLADE again, until returning the ballad to conclude. The track 4 "Each Day I Want You Lives" has a more approximate style of the sound found in "In Colaboration... " and it is highly influenced by Rick Wakeman. The track 6 "Rachmaninoff's Prelude" leaves (at least in my opinion) the admiration that Michael sits down for this virtuoso master of the piano (because there is another allusion the work of Rachmaninoff in "In Colaboration...). Besides in Tracks 3 "Circus" and 5 "Life" show to us another interesting musical facet of this keyboard player, that is the taste for the rhythms close of the black music. My rate is 4 stars!!!
maryes | 4/5 |

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