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3.17 | 7 ratings

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3 stars A new name to me.

Altair from Spain released two album. Then took a break and reformed around the millenium. They did a Barcelona gig in 2000 and this live album is the result of that gig.

There is not much public interaction on this live album though. But the music on this album does not really call out for any public interactions too. The music dished up here is a more jazzy, eclectic version of ELP. This is sit still and listen type of music. The music is based on keyboards with the drumming also pretty central in the soundmix. There is a rumbling bass in the mix too. The sound is very good and the instruments are clear as water.

I have to admit an hour with this album or any Altair albums is not what I would call exciting. Altair has removed any soul from the music ELP did and injected technical prowesses. Altair is so skillful, but also so dull in their delivery of this music which is not the most interesting music by default either.

This is a nice album and a very desireable album if you happens to be a keyboardist yourself or you love keyboards in general. For the rest of us; an hour with this is sufficient. In my case; several hours to be able to write this review. Nice music and excellent musicianship. Enough.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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