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Crossover Prog

2.80 | 20 ratings

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4 stars This one is rather different from the former albums of the great master Gandalf. Where the last one "Tale From A Long Forgotten Kingdom" is very melodic and nice to sink in to, this one is harder and takes more time to appreciate. The music is very floating, sometimes even minimalistic. It's comparable with Mike Oldfield's "The Songs Form Distant Earth". All tracks are based on a repeating melody with beatiful sounds that change or are added. This album is very electronic and is everything the cover seems to say: spacey! Very nice to put on your headphones and let the magician take you away into space! This is one of the stronger efforts IMO of master Gandalf. The new line he introduces here will be continued more or less on "From Source To Sea".

Personal favourite tracks are World Within and Ocean Of Time.

Tangram | 4/5 |


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