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3.80 | 242 ratings

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3 stars Well, a modern work of progressive music like this "Artificial", is a little bit controversial, especially as a difficult concept dealing with life, like within the first ten tracks composing the suite, which are not always "organic", being very interesting anyway!! The epic track- "Tesla"- let me think of such a great scientist, who invented the AC-DC voltage, the radio broadcast (not Marconi, as erroneously indicated inside the scientific books) and some other incredible stuff like that!!

But, apart from my regarding above, for me their track "What Kind of World?" is the most personal composition of the present album, thinking of the deep impact with a "double-face" characterizing the controversial human being todays, on our "delicate" environment, especially when such a stupid human kind wants to innovate the world all around!! Well probably it's the same concept as in the 70's track of "Death of Mother Nature Suite" by Kansas, in a modern version, even though the theme by Unitopia doesn't reach the same dramatic tones as in the famous Kansas album, but nevermind...the production in general is very good and the lyrics remarkable as well! I don't know whether the band is better in their jazzy tunes or in their melodic aspects, even though however the work by this interesting Australian band is worth checking out at least, without the echoes of the best world music as well- and perhaps you could add an half star at the end!!

lor68 | 3/5 |


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