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Nemrud - Journey Of The Shaman CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.87 | 148 ratings

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5 stars

A great epic journey by this well respected potential legendary Turkish progressive rock .

'Journey of the Shaman" (Musea Records) is a very expressive album and offers a wide range of tones and moods with a superb blend of classical and progressive chamber rock. Nemrud's debut is a heavy theatrical production which comes across as a great concept- like piece of art. Loads of great guitar work here as you would expect and songs are exceptionally well pieced together. I love the inter-exchange of the rock ideals with the classical style.

'Part I' starts mellow with 12 strings guitar work with repeated chords in a spacey style. The music flows in with a mark of dynamic drumming.It forms a beautiful opening part. The music then continues in crescendo style. Floydian guitar work then continues to flow nicely. It then creates a guitar sound that reminds me to the intro of Eloy songs. It's a short but very cool solo guitar; it provides a rocking nuance. The music then continues to flow in faster tempo. The howling guitar sound is really stunning. Drum work is dynamic. Keyboard then follows with spacey nuance. Excellent composition.

'Part II' features a space rock sound that brings Steve Hillage to my mind. We can enjoy pleasant work on the fretless bass, twanging acoustic guitar and an accellaration with flashy Moog synthesizer runs and again strong hints of early Eloy.

'Part III' begins with beautiful spacey keyboard layers, then many shifting moods that contain very tasteful work on guitar and keyboards. The music flows beautifully with constant style but in every journey through many segments, the textures are different - using sound effects or different guitar sounds.

Additional note is on Mert Gocay's compositions. The album is structured tightly in term of composition. Various piece of melody and sound are blend together with smooth transitions between melodies.

Overall, I can't see this as a "must-own" for prog-lovers' collections. It's a solid 4.5 than I'll round it 5 !!!

I highly recommend this album for experienced progressive rock fans only ... it is very challenging music.

freitagg | 5/5 |


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