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Red Sand



3.95 | 116 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Every Marillion Freak that loves the Fish-era should give this debut CD from the Canadian progrock band Red Sand a chance! The first three compositions (between 10 and 15 minutes) sound very pleasant featuring fluent shifting moods, fine keyboardplay (synth soli like Mark Kelly and wonderful Mellotron samples) and excellent guitarwork in the vein of Steve Rothery (sensitive and howling with frequent use of the tremolo-arm). Only the vocals often remind me of Nick Barrett from Pendragon. The last track (almost 3 minutes) features twanging acoustic guitar, warm vocals and violin-Mellotron waves, halfway sensitive electric gutiar and choiri-Mellotron enters, beautiful! This band sounds far from original, the compositions are not really elaborate but Red Sand simply makes wonderful early Marillion inspired progrock, no more or less, JUST ENJOY IT!
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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