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THE COSMIC BACTERIA'S EXPERIENCES

Longshot

 

Neo-Prog

3.22 | 13 ratings

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NiKo
4 stars Hare Krishna !!! GOD BLESS ALPHA CENTAURII ! i was hopeless ! Fully acclaimed by the international press during 1997 and 98, LONGSHOT is back ! Without coming pessimistic, I was thinking that Longshot was one of these bands destined to remain in the darkness while I see it at the top of the poster . Despite my adventure in the team PROGJET, I can say nevertheless that I awaited it this LONGSHOT to the detour, even if my fears did not reveal themselves about musical view !!! To my big surprise the disc did not released on CYCLOPS taht early wanted this second cd but on a unknown label (Progressive) in a person of Wake the DEAD ! Magestic 12 pages full color booklet coming as proof we do not have there a SELF-PRODUCT confirming in entry that the label seems to have put the money on ! Impatient after a 3 years expectation, cos' I discovered the first one a long time after his 98 release . I take just the time to put to the plastic film in the thrash and throws the alphan u.f.o in my cd reader cd ! WHOAAAHH . . . Tibetan return or what ? Intro gliding to the magnificent waves from HIMALAYA adding in introduction a must (o how much shorty ) to the overall LONGSHOT sound .. . The PRODUCTION hits strong while offering a masterly cleaning leaving to think that the first album was left twenty years ago. This LONGSHOT takes therefore a sacred one jouvence cleans in a sonorous bath largely typed IQ, ARENA ( VISITOR ) or a Proggier SAGA ! ! ! As early as the first minutes the screaming guitars leaves us to dream of waht could have been the first album, a pure NEW POWER PROG item ! Always these long typical developments and final pieces to the very symphonic ends marking without any doubt a style widely embellished by 3 new members of an almost fearsome efficience . . Despite therefore the birth of a true group, of which it is a matter 1st album don't forget it, one will already note a good cohesion of the whole . Luckily Michael Reese seems to have sent out his hat , the ideal Line up that does not leave to feel the absence of the giant TROLL "Michel ALTMAYER". His substitute, BEN LARSON, without having his statute, replacing him feet and hands of master by a playing most direct rather typed MOSLEY (MARILLION) or Paul COOK (IQ). . . Not any guitars parts Guitares, (or Low) played there by Michael Reese , unless his very different approach in the playing would have added a more on doubles guitars arpeggio like other of the HACKETT/GENESIS harmonies on the nevertheless fearsome Solos of the Sieur Phil Wake, bringing in place and places a good personality and a big quoted SAGA / QUEEN on a number of melodies and Chorus. The BASS of FREDDY LYNN are not in remains and snore such a JOHN JOWITT of the most effective ones leaving widely places it has many lines to the abode more YES-like or played Fretless yet . . . For finish the review , REESE offers there some an of more beautiful more flown ones away KEYBOARDS* in solo on Peter Blackfrog overhanging Rhythmic keyboards and Tablecloths a lot more present and NEO than on the preceding one, well preserving the big side Tony Banks / Geoff Downes that characterizes him . . . The over voice" ROCK " of REESE sounding like a mix of RAY Wilson and Peter Gabriel claims by its harmonies his eternel devotion to GENESIS. . . This new LONGSHOT grown 2002 unquestionably pulled the teachings of its numerous fears and errors for not some to preserve apparently that the essential one. . . Remain to the group to obtain a vocal wealth "Multitimbral"so what was positive in THE COSMIC BACTERIA is sublimated by a excellent producing . A cd widely above the and average without any doubt quality superior has his predecessor that this be in production or in compositions. . . A very good beginning for the group on this label of the" PERIGORD NOIR " to the pig sense of smell to stuff !!! I already saw to the top of the poster. .

NIKO RINARDT.

NiKo | 4/5 |

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