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UNDERCOVER

The Samurai of Prog

 

Crossover Prog

3.42 | 38 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars UNDERCOVER is the debut album of an interesting project,musical project called THE SAMURAI OF PROG,where we find some extremelly talented musicians,as you can see in the presentation of the band above!The core of the bandBERNARD,UNRUH and PORSTI is helped by a bunch of other top musicians and the final result is more than astonishing!What we find here are some superbe tracks from famous progressive bands ,played in the manner of the guys from THE SAMURAI OF PROG-and this cover tracks are really excellently performed ,with the help of the modern technology and recording technique!Great variety of the tracks selected-from GENESIS to PINK FROYD or YES and ELP-we talk here about some icons of prog music-passing by MARILLION and THE FLOWER KINGS and the Italian monument in prog called ARTI e MESTIERI!As bonus ,we have 4 tracks as tribute for the band ELECTROSHOCK -Marco Bernard's first band in the 70's!All the 3 guys in THE SAMURAI OF PROG are very talented and professional musicians-and the result is simply wonderful!What is even more attractive about this album,is the cohesion and the clever choice made by the guys about the songs!All fits perfectly well with the message of the album!The new versions of the songs get another dimension in 2011,and it seems that the wide range of expression for progressive music is endless and timeless!Hard to say which track looks to be the highlight of the album,all are excellent and this album is an excellent opportunity for all prog music lovers to discover what real prog music means!MARCO BERNARD,STEVE UNRUH and KIMMO PORSTI seem to have a real common passion for the treasure that progressive music means,and their collaboration and alchemy-give to the prog music lovers a little pearl-this excellent album!Just look in the future for what BERNARD is doing in collaboration with MUSEA-he offers constantly to the prog community excellent albums with different themes and that's wonderful!4 STARS for an album based on covers-but what about an album of original compositions in the future?!?!Then will be 100 % a 5 stars album!Congratulations and thank you for the music!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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