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3.93 | 27 ratings

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4 stars Trying to explain this album is a challenge.

In Moraine, the excellent writer and guitarist Dennis Rea has made a big, bold statement. I am not so sure if this review will do the same, but I will do my best though.

Excuses submitted........

Moraine is not making things easy for themselves or the listeners with their dense and mostly disharmonic soundscape. The emphasis is on violins, cello and guitars. This is an instrumental album. The first musical and I am sure; philosophical reference is King Crimson. Secondly a fusion band like Mahavishnu Orchestra and bands like Aranis and the chamber rock scene within the RIO movement. The jazz ethos runs through this album though as a guiding beacon.

The music is very dense at times and offers little rest for the ears. Most of this album is very intense and driven. But it also have some nice reflective pieces of music too with some wonderful guitar solos. But I will most of all remember this album as an intensive album.

Melody wise, this is not a great album. But this album has the X-Factor I cannot really put my finger on. No, it has nothing to do with non-musical stuff. There is something here which draws me back to this album like a box of tuna fish attracts a cat. I am purring when I hear this album, but don't know why. This makes this album a great album in my view and I have been listening to it for the best part of two months now. Far too long, in fact. It is a grower album which needs time to really settle. I do put this album next to my King Crimson albums and that is probably another reason why I like it so much.

This album is impossible to describe, but still a great album.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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