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Men Of Lake


Eclectic Prog

3.28 | 15 ratings

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3 stars Definitely an offbeat blend of influences here: proto-prog, some symphonic prog, jazziness and folk. Apart from the fact that they sing in English with a rather strong Italian accent, they don't sound especially Italian. The British proto-prog sound of bands like Spring, Cressida and Fantasy were a big influence here, alongside the usual Anglo-Sympho of Genesis and the like. There's also a slick jazziness about much of this that makes me think that perhaps Steely Dan were also an influence. You won't find blazing fusion complexity here, though, melodicism is their strong suit. It's all rather mellow and laid-back and won't appeal to everyone. But it's rather charming in its unassuming nature. If it's a humble, tuneful prog album you want, you've found it.

Keys seem to largely be made up of organ and piano. Lots of acoustic guitar, giving this a very folky feel at times. Guest players on woodwinds and horns add a classical touch.

Progbear | 3/5 |


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