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Schicke & Führs & Fröhling


Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 89 ratings

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5 stars Symphonic Pictures is the debut album from this German trio. And WOW what a debut! This is really classic and essential stuff for any lover of mellotron based instrumental symphonic prog.

The opening track Tao is very enjoyable and sets a really nice mood for the listener. After a nice little interlude comes the next "real" song, Dialog. It starts off as a nice, happy little mellotron based symphonic prog song, but after about one minute it really surprises the listener with an extremely cool, sinister sounding, melody which the rest of the song evolves around. In my opinion one of the coolest riff I can think of! The next track is a short, very quirky, but enjoyable interlude.

And finally we have arrived to the last track, the 16-minute long epic Pictures. There is so much to say about this song, but I will shorten it down to one word: AMAZING!! A lot of people say that Änglagård's Jordrök is a complete ripoff of this song, which of course isn't true. However, listen to the mellotron riff around 2 minutes into the song and compare this to 1 minute into Jordrok. No way this is a coincidence :) Anyway, this track is one of my personal favourite prog rock epics, at least from the latter half of the decade! There are just so many great riffs and breathtaking passages ! Completely essential!

Give yourself a treat and get this album. Now.

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