Ekseption - Ekseption Plays Bach CD (album) cover




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3.53 | 12 ratings

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3 stars This is the time of the year for some church organs and Bach.

Johan Sebastian Bach is a mainstay in progressive rock and a composer who has massive influenced the likes of Genesis and in particular; ELP and their clones. Musicians in the 1970s who arrived in the rock scene from classical music mostly did it through Johan Sebastian Bach. Just think about it.......

Ekseption is a band who were more classical music inspired than The Nice and ELP. On this album, they also induce some jazz to jazz up Bach a bit. The music is the standard Bach compositions and the music is good. BUT....... in my view; music is also about adding own identity to the proceedings. Yes, the musicians is excellent and the music is good. But the music is mainly Bach's own music with some improvisations filled in by Ekseption. And their own stuff is not particular good. Ekseption is not in the same class as Johan Sebastian Bach, I think it is fair to conclude on the basis of this album. Despite of that, this album is not too shabby and I would regard it as a good album. A very festive three stars are awarded..... under some very serious doubts.

3 stars (barely)

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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