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THE ART OF DÉMIS ROUSSOS AND APHRODITE'S CHILD

Aphrodite's Child

 

Symphonic Prog

3.22 | 4 ratings

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MacPelo
5 stars Have you ever been... experienced? Oh, sorry, I mean: Have you ever been in Greece? Yes, you know: beach, sea, sun, black olives, tsatsiki, souvlaki, moussaka... And a glass of white retsina, of course. Wonderful. A paradise. The end of the world. Ops, sorry again, I said it. The end of the world. The Apocalypse. And how the world is supposed to end? Not with a bang. But with this record, perhaps... A lot of the charme of this music is in the fact that is a sort of "one shot". Never like this before, never like this after. It's the end of the world. And of the group, of course. Vangelis, the real mind beyond all this music, is well-known in Italy for a stunning commercial jingle made for the most famous brand of pasta in the world (yes, more known for that one that for Blade Runner, you can bet...). Latins said "sic transit gloria mundi" ("this way passes world's glory"). After all, it's a story of "how to make money if you're a musician". And what a kind of a musician. The answer is: not with an album like this one. This is for those that are waiting for the end of the world. Those that, a lot of time before that the musical contamination, the genres mixation, became a usual way to do, do not dislike music that is rock, greek rock ("what the hell is "greek rock"?", "okay, listen this one"), experimental music, and a lot of other stuff (and among them interesting lyrics). Speaking of the rating. I am not into that, I confess. Life is not black and white, so, why four stars or five? what about four stars and three quarters? Anyway, if five stars means "essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music", that's what this record is. Not the best record in prog rock history, but surely a masterpiece, and "one shot". The bang of the end of the world.
MacPelo | 5/5 |

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