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GOTHIC IMPRESSIONS

Pär Lindh Project

 

Symphonic Prog

4.05 | 79 ratings

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Jim Garten
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Retired Admin & Razor Guru
3 stars This is an album which grows on you - had I submitted a review when I first purchased the CD, I would probably have given it 1 or maybe 2 stars at the most.

There is no doubting Lindh's technical proficiency, or that of the rest of the 'project', the problem on first listening comes in 2 areas:

1 - The vocals: The three vocalists on this album sing perfectly, and never out of key, but also without any real feeling; it is as if they are just reading the score, and singing it for the first time verbatim.

2 - This is a very 'cold' album; the impression comes across strongly this is Par Lindh's album/project, and woe betide anyone who plays anything other than that which is on the page in front of them.

Notwithstanding the above, however, and bearing in mind that much of the music was written over a decade prior to it being recorded, you will find yourself reaching for this CD more & more; the overall sound is somewhere between a Wakeman solo album ('6 Wives...' springs to mind), and some of Alan Parsons's more gothic work (e.g. 'Tales Of Mystery...'), with a touch of ELP thrown in to spice the mix, and similarities to Caravan's Pye Hastings in some of the vocals, giving the more minstrel-like lyrical touches an almost pastoral feel.

As I said in the beginning, this is an album which grows on you - who knows I may find myself coming back at a later date, and upgrading from 3 stars, to, well - who knows?

Jim Garten | 3/5 |

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