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SPIRIT OF EDEN

Talk Talk

 

Crossover Prog

4.09 | 254 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars A jewel out of the 80 standards

Talk Talk is one of the names that I found here in PA, and I really had a curiosity about this band after seeing they had some commercial success in 80 years. However, "commercial" is not quite the right word for their fourth album, "Spirit of Eden".

This is an album completely different from anything that was released in 80 years. Should really take the title of "best progressive album of the decade", because you will not something simple, commercial, mainstream or easier to digest. This is a complex and experimental album - so it's not for everyone.

But it is for me. I really fell in love with this album, but I needed to be sure of my feelings for him. Yes, the album is not good as a whole - the seconds of silence are unnecessary, and the b-side is not as good as the a-side . But anyway it is a beautiful work of art and complex, which deserves to be appreciated - they were really ahead of its time, and it cost a contract with his label and its commercial success. But wow, it really worth it .

Overall the album's sound is quiet, relaxed and minimalist - the proof is the battery that barely appears, marked by discretion. There are a variety of acoustic instruments that create a climate for the symphonic album. The band often worked in the dark, creating jams and improvised themes, and then unite them and turn them into songs. So when you hear this album is very peaceful listening jams - the only exception being "Desire," which alternates between calm and somewhat aggressive on the chorus, however, this is the time where the battery stands out.

ABOUT THE SONGS

The first three songs are independent and yet connected. I say this because while the American edition of the album they are separate issues in Europe they came together as a single track, turning into an epic 23 minutes which probably should have been the longest track of the decade. But not only explains what I said. Although each track begins where the other end, setting up a bonding effect, the three are very different - unlike other epics subdivided into songs (like "Fly From Here" the Yes or "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" Dream Theater), there are moments or themes repeated in these three songs. Nevertheless, I love all three and they are my favorites on the album, especially "The raimbow" - I love the piano line that follows the chorus.

And then comes the b-side. The three songs that are presented to us here are slightly weaker than the previous ones, but they are good. In a way, I believe they build a kind of anti- climax for the album, leaving a strange feeling after all that was heard.

5 stars: The Raimbow, Eden, Desire

4 star: Inheritance, I Believe in You, Wealth

Average: 4.50

5 stars. A moody masterpiece, and I encourage everyone to listen to it.

voliveira | 5/5 |

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