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Presto Ballet


Crossover Prog

3.69 | 100 ratings

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4 stars Preso Ballet is no longer an unknown band to progressive rock fans, they manage to create 3 great albums, at least for me, and since their second release they proven that they are among the best in this filed in last years. Invisible places is their latest album , issued in 2011 is again a great symphonic, eclectic heavy prog album smelling of '70's greates progressive rock period but with a touch of moder sound. I realy like this band, own all 3 albums, each one having something for real intrest to offer, this one is no exception. Even they bring nothing new releated with previous 2 albums in manner of composing and sound, they known and manage to keep that excellent fresh sound first 2 albums, I mean the album sounds very happy, well produce and with perfect musicianship. More then half of the original members are gone, remaining still only the drumer Bill Raymond and the master of the band Kurdt Vanderhoof, the rest are unknow musicins to me, but what a great job they done here. The music from the start was reminiscent of Kansas, Rush in places, and even Styx, but Kurdt Vanderhoof succede to creat something realy intristing in amoder progressive rock scene, the freshnes of the compostions are still present at this third album like on previous 2. Enjoyble arrangements where the mellotron, keybords , bass all are melted very very well and surprisingly fresh in sound, or at least is how i see this album. The ne voice Ronny Munroe is perfect for Presto ballet, fits like a hand on glove to their music, that why I realy like him here. Lenghy pieces, some of them, 4 out of 7, with complex arrangements, excellent musicianship and perfect balance between mellower parts with more edgy ones.All pieces are great, special The Puzzle who has a great keybords intro that reminds me of Renaissance (Prologue or Turn of the cards era) So, another worthy album from this excellent band, worth 4 stars for sure, very positiv, happy and pleasent album in today progressive rock scene, they are like a fresh air tot his scene. Recommended, all 3 albums, you can't go wronng with any of them.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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