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BARBARES

Nemo

 

Eclectic Prog

4.14 | 234 ratings

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gabnat
5 stars This album may have some imperfections, but this is mainly for purists. If Yes or Genesis had written and played such an album, it would be at the top of the PA list. No doubt for me this group is at the same level than the most well known groups, from Genesis or King Crimson to Porcupine Tree or Dream Theater.

What I think is really interesting here is that Nemo's composition is a mix of influences of three different horizons: the guitarist/singer JP Louveton has played in several hard rock bands before Nemo; the keyboards are in the end of Guillaume Fontaine, with a classical background (but I suspect him to like other styles including jazz); and finally the drummer, JB Itier, who seems to like funk and acid jazz, which are smartly integrated in several compositions of this album. They all have common references (Yes, Genesis, Deep Purple or Led Zeppelin) where they find a common ground but at the same time they integrated their personnal preferences, blending all that inspirations in one orginal sound that is present in all their albums.

The song "19:59" is available on the PA site, and if you don't know this group you should really take the time to listen to it.

I loved it at first hearing, but the pleasure increased with further listenings.

Then I went on Nemo website, where I heard other great songs.

Well... for the first time of my life, I then decided to buy the whole collection of albums offered by a band... a bit crazy, but believe me I don't regret it one second.

These guy are really good, and they are improving over time. Barbares is their last masterpiece, but I already ordered their new album. I am quite confident I will like it.

gabnat | 5/5 |

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