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2.89 | 16 ratings

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4 stars The opening track on this, Nurkostam's first EP release, holds quite a bit of promise. Iscream has a King Crimson-like keel, in the same sort of style as Anekdoten. Unfortunately, the song is less than three minutes long.

The rest of this album is done in a more traditional song style. There are hints of Traffic and Allman Brothers styled music, but all with heavy (and very good) keyboard lines (and lots of Mellotron!). Dome build from a southern rock style into a powerful keyboard driven prog piece. Another favorite for me is Madness, again for the keys.

The EP is good for a debut, although I find the production and mix are often subpar. But don't be fooled by the neo-prog classification. While some of their influences show, this band is not following in anyones footsteps.

3.5 stars, rounded up.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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