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3.98 | 576 ratings

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4 stars I love this album very much and due to hectic workload when I received the CD couple of months ago, I still did not have a luxury to review the album in an appropriate manner. So I kept it playing at my iPod as well as CD player with no plan to write a review yet until today when I have another chance to spin the album in its entirety. The whole album is definitely a very nice one and while I listened to it, there were nuances of Gentle Giant even though Beardfish music is quite original in style.

The beauty of the album lies on its unique style of the music when basically it's not an easy one to digest at first spin, it has to be spun many times and it would grow steadily and once it's accepted it would stay there eternally. So is the case with me when I pun the album I like it right away and in fact I replay the whole album again. The melody of each track in the album sounds different from one track to another. However, all of them, combined together, sound so cohesive and like listening to one long track comprising seven movements / parts. The harmonies among instruments and vocal line throughout the album are excellent; they sound like moving into different direction but altogether create good harmonies. There are complexities as the music flow from one track to another. At longest track .And The Stone Said: If I Could Speak' (15:07) there are balanced combination of complex arrangements as well as simple ones. There are excellent tempo and style changes between one segment to another with smooth transition pieces - some of them have abrupt changes.

I am convinced that Beardfish would maintain their music direction like this albu and they have been consistent with it as the previous albums demonstrated as well. It's an excellent addition to any prog music collection. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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