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ELEMENTS

Introitus

 

Neo-Prog

3.98 | 203 ratings

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BrufordFreak
4 stars What a nice find! And how heartwarming that it's 'all in the family' Bender! What comes through most in this album is the unabashed enthusiasm for making music. The songs here are very fresh, quite unpredictable (except maybe the drums and lyrics), and full of many quite astounding soli chord, key, tempo and mood shifts. The album is basically five prog songs with four brief interludes serving a s spacers between the two. I'm not going to review each song. I find each long song to be excellent with the opener, "The Hand that Feeds You," the seventh, "Dreamscape," and the finale, "Soulprint," to be ready to be launched into the pantheon of classic prog songs. The vocals are great, the drums and the rhythm section quite adequate, the guitarist is mega-talented and quite creative--reminding me of JON MITCHELL (KINO, ARENA, FROST*) (IMO, one of 21st Century prog's two or three greatest guitarists)--but it is the keyboard player(s) that blows me away. The solos are completely "outside the box," creative/innovative, amazing, and cool. And even background key work is, to me, astounding for its unpredictability and yet perfection. Definitely a band to watch--and an album I will listen to again and again--one of the few, so far, from this year. While the lyrical content is a bit sappy and atypical for prog, I enjoy the personal and familial sentimentality.
BrufordFreak | 4/5 |

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