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2 stars Epignosis is no other than American multi-instrumentalist Robert W. Brown Junior.For his first work he handles all guitars,keys,drums and bass with only a vocal contribution by his wife Tasha on one track.The album named ''Still the Waters'' saw the light in 2009 as an indepedent release.

The album is on the mellower side of progressive rock with strong melodic content,long acoustic parts and often symphonic textures.The first couple of tracks actually come in an acoustic vein with a very lyrical approach and only sparse electric solos,while organ and mellotron are just supporting the music.''Move'' is another soft track of accurate but non-risky playing,heavily vocal-based but with a glimpse around the middle with good keyboard work and a nice electric solo.''An Everlasting Kingdom'' starts again in a calm vocal -oriented mood and after the middle some decent sounds of guitars,trippy synths and keyboards in a light symohonic style will add this some needed color.The 20-min. ''No Shadow of Turning'' is pretty much the highlight of the album.Finally here is a track with some nerve and grandiosity,plenty of good breaks,loads of mellotron and varied guitar work in a Classic Symphonic Prog style.

Two are the main problems of ''Still the waters'':Firstly come the below average,almost atonal vocals of Mr.Brown,which push the level of the album down due to its heavy vocal content.Secondly comes the very safe and smooth playing on most of it and the lack of surprises that progressive rock feeds the listener.Still the epic of the album deserves a good promotion,showing Mr. Brown has the potential to be a very good composer.If these problems are solved,I excpect a pretty outstanding comeback of him...2.5 stars.

apps79 | 2/5 |


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