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MOVIN' ON

Circus

 

Eclectic Prog

4.15 | 77 ratings

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slack4justice
5 stars -4.5 stars

Well, in my opinion, Movin' On really sounds like a chance meeting between Van Der Graaf Generator and Yes. In so, there are a lot of intricacies between bass, percussion, and guitar parts. Similar to Van Der Graaf Generator, Roland Frei's vocals are very prominent and standout throughout the album, and he can be very strong at times, but he has odd phrasing and accent combined with this strength, so he has a very unique voice you could either love or hate. Similar to Yes, the songs have a dense and epic feel to them, and are very strong in melody. As a type of mini-concept, the songs eventually get more adventurous as the album continues, eventually leading out into Movin' On, a 22 minute journey. Standouts on this album would be the excellent basswork by Marco Celetti, the great percussion, and the great interplay between the musicians overall. This is an exceptionally strong album for the seemingly non-essential symphonic prog, and definitely an obscure gem that you won't regret digging up. The entire album is fascinating and captivating in it's grandeur, and completely listenable with the combination of adventure, so it's definitely the type of presentation that a lot of bands can hope to create as good within their own works. It really sets a bar, too bad it's a very overlooked bar.

Standouts: Dawn, Movin' On

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