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WHOSE DREAM?

BunChakeze

 

Crossover Prog

3.78 | 130 ratings

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Bonnek
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2 stars 1985 and a young band Bunchakeze can't get a record deal for an album of Kansas-inspired Prog rock. 2010 and times and tastes have changed, and with the internet as the ideal promotion tool these guys made quite a buzz for these demos that were not deemed fit for release in 1985.

The recording quality and playing are quite good generally, for demos at least. Most people will enjoy there's little 80s sounds here. Everything sounds clear and natural. The music resembles Kansas quite a bit but it's less AOR. Especially the vocals will sound familiar. The songwriting quality is rather average, certainly not measuring up to Kansas, with lots of half-finished ideas and few memorable tunes. Some tracks (Flight of the Phoenix, The Deal) betray a Wall-era Floyd influence, but they are of minor importance.

I could give a flattering 3 stars for the instrumental parts but the Kansas-y balladry style of the vocals are a turn-off for me. I can imagine Kansas fans read a lot more into this. Quite frankly, I wouldn't have given them a record deal neither.

Bonnek | 2/5 |

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