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STARCASTLE

Starcastle

 

Symphonic Prog

3.13 | 106 ratings

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Menswear
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4 stars Even better than the real thing?

ELP had Triumvirat, Genesis had The Watch and Yes had Starcastle. But Starcastle is from another league: the over-the-top-life-dedicated-to-Yes league. This is a perfect clone (underline perfect in bright color), a grandiose chef d'oeuvre to plagiarism, so big and obvious it provokes admiration instead of pity.

Starcastle is the ultimate tribute band ever, over The Musical Box. Although Musical Box is renowned for imitating perfectly Gensis on stage, Starcastle is pushing forward by composing their own songs; songs that we could easily hear on Close to the Edge or The Yes Album. I was cleaning my bathroom with this in my IPod, and I actually had a great time! This album is genuinely entertaining and not as corny as the cover could let you presume.

Shorter songs, which means less filling (or no filling at all frankly) is a winning combination, since Yes has the bad habit of extrapolating their songs to the limit of the listener's patience (Tales of Topographic Boredom). The musical skills are not as high as Yes, but again, Yes is not even as good as Yes sometimes! They did their best, and their 'best' is pulverizing the competition to sheer space.

Brillant and never dull.. and I don't even like Yes that much!

Menswear | 4/5 |

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