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Ian Gordon



3.57 | 19 ratings

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5 stars A few months ago my attention was drawn by the album ' the box ' from Ian Gordon. Due to the simplicity of the cover, which is only a small white drawn box on a completely black background, I was curious. I had no expectations about the content and carefully decided to open 'the box' and discover what was in it. After less more then two hours I sat totally stunned at the couch. Guys, what an album is this! I barely realized what had happend to me in those 2 hours, but it was fantastic, yes there was no doubt about it. I decided to open 'the box' again. Yes it was not an illusion. Ian Gordon has delivered an album of a rare high level. ' The box ' tells us the story of a lonely boy -Jason- who starts to make a trip after the death of his father. The journey leads him along unknown cities and other places where he never has been. Ian Gordon has transformed Jasons voyage into magical sounds so the listener can experience all adventures during the trip itself. After 8 times listening I tried to pick out the highlights of this album, but I failed. ' The box ' is just one big adventurous highlight. I dare to say that Ian Gordon has delivered a magnificent masterpiece with 'the box'. With a wink to the Genesis of the 1970s, Ian has managed to develope a unique style. 'The box' gives listeners the feeling of being in a spectaculaire rollercoaster. The box has been one of my all-time favorites and surely the best album I've discovered in 2011. Finally, I would like to give a warning to all progfans: after opening 'the box', the content grabs you by the throat and doesn't let you go for the next two hours! Beware...
Wytze | 5/5 |


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