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OLD BOOT WINE

Spirogyra

 

Prog Folk

3.51 | 48 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars After the stunning debut (they did sell quite a bit of it) Sirogyra had problems confirming it. The second album is rather tame and I would say un-inventive when compared to the other two albums. Cussack was listed as a guest musician in this album and replaced by Martin on guitars and KB. One of the most evident flaw, I can tell you about is the disastrous mixing of the drumming of Dave Mattacks (not one of my favorite drummer too), simply too loud and disruptive (the drumming in the other two albums is discreet and well- suited to the delicate ambiances).

Only parts opf songs work well! Dangerous Dave, Van Allen's Belt (mispelled above and refering to Diamond Dave's sexual exploits), Canterbury Tale (their home town), Disraelly's Problem (an answer to Cream?) all have their moments but click too rarely to be really enjoyable. Only the long track World's Eyes can remind you of their debut but actually announces the third album with the great use of the cello!

I rounded up this rating to the upper star simply because I regard highly the other two albums. But this one should be for confirmed fans, really!

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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