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Symphonic Prog

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4 stars This is the band with only one album and I don't know the band after this one was released. I only knew Patrick Moraz who later formed Refugee and joined Yes, recorded Yes "Relayer". The musical concept of Mainhorse was really good as when you look at the line-up, it's a 6-piece band with multi instruments used for this record. Of course, I love the use of violin and cello as this made the band truly a unique one. I say it's unique because in terms of style, I can sense heavy influence from ELP at least on keyboard part which is reminiscent of Keith Emerson. The inclusion of violin and cello has made it different. You can hear it from the album opener "Introduction" which has a strong flavor of The Nice and ELP. Track 2 "Passing Years" is a blues-based mellow track with melodic vocal line and excellent guitar fills. "Such Beautiful Day" brings the music into a hard driving rhythm combining stunning guitar solo and keyboard plus dynamic drumming. Even though I prefer Refugee but this album is an excellent addition to any prog collection. It represented one of prog rock act in the early seventies. Please neglect the sonic quality. Keep on proggin' ..!

Progressively yours, GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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