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THE QUIET EARTH ORCHESTRA

The Quiet Earth Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

3.65 | 6 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars A real headscratcher, this album..........

This one man project has come up with an album in the mix zone between neo-prog, symph, space and eclectic. Crossover, in other words. The music is pretty dark and gloomy throughout. There is not much joy on this album. It is a reflective album with a lot of post rock references. In other words; this album covers a lot of bases.

I have to admit I find this album a lot baffling and confusing. It is pretty anonymous at times, but it also have an identity which I really cannot grasp. In short; I am searching for words. I am not convinced this is a gem, though. This album suffers from being the product of one mind and one voice. It has got this "one band" syndrome which I find on most of the one man band albums in ProgArchives database (and on Prince's debut album, btw). There is ideas on this album that works and others which may have been discarded if there was more than one man involved here.

Despite of my gripes above, I find this a good melodic album with few weaknesses and a lot of positives. Hence; it is a good album and that's it. It is not a stand out album though. Good effort.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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