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CHESSBOARD

Tempus Fugit

 

Symphonic Prog

3.84 | 63 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars The third and so far final Tempus Fugit albums offers some really nice symphonic prog.

Tempus Fugit from Brazil has got a reputation as one of the better new generation symphonic prog bands from South America. On this album, they are taking up the legacy left from both the great South American symphonic prog bands and the English symphonic prog bands like Genesis and Camel.

The music on Chessboard is mostly pastoral, toned down symphonic prog with both long guitar solos and keyboard runs. The pretty good vocals is also pretty memorable here. It is pretty obvious Camel is a huge influence on both Tempus Fugit and this album. But they also mix in other influences and styles. Pink Floyd anno the 1980s to 1990s for example.

The music is good and ticks over nicely throughout. But the music also feels a bit anonymous and does not really speaks to me. Tempus Fugit is a superb band, but the art of making really interesting music is a bit absent on this album. There are some really good melody lines throughout and the guitarist is really great. But besides of that; the album is good and nothing more. Good and non-offensive.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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