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TALES FROM THE LUSH ATTIC

IQ

 

Neo-Prog

3.84 | 453 ratings

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Swinton MCR
4 stars This was an Album I bought as it came out - And I liked from the very first listening ! It was an echo (in the early eighties) of a musical age that passed away about seven years previously. Long tracks - An undeniable EPIC and a thorough redevelopment of ideas that were created in the mid 70's. This album is not Genesis/Yes rehashed, it builds on the music that symphonic prog gave us in the halcyon days - The haunting mellotron riff at the start of "The Last Human Gateway" and the very gabrielesque vocalising - leading to more typical eighties synth riffing and Moody guitar work. It all builds up to nice crescendo and returning themes ripped out on Guitar - marvellous stuff !!! Awake and nervous - has the catchy synth riff and was a show-starter for them in the early eighties - I'ts a punchy short epic - and very easy on the ear. The enemy smacks finishes off the album nicely - another lengthy effort with some neat and tidy keyboard/Guitar interchanges. All in all - A must-have of symphonic rock - I give it four stars - but this is really a 4.75 star album - If you like Genesis/Yes then I recommend you get this pronto....
Swinton MCR | 4/5 |

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