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Guillaume De la Piliere


Eclectic Prog

3.18 | 10 ratings

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4 stars As Windhawk has pointed out, this is a french piece, and there is plenty of eccentricity in it. A lot of it is also an instrumental affair, with large breaks of up to 10 minutes between lyrics (which are french). It does work as a single piece, and the talent of Guillaume shows, as he is the sole creator of the work. It doesn't seem like he was the only one who made it, but still - that alone shows some immense talent. The piece itself however is not exactly flawless in my eyes. Despite the fact it is constantly involving and always developing in a progressive and unexpected fashion, it hasn't got the mastery of instrumentation or lyrical (even if I don't know french) depth that an album such as Thick as A Brick might have. That isn't to say it's not a fun ride to take, so I'm split between a 3 and a 4, rounding down because it's not an essential work by any stretch, but as a 45 minute french journey, it certainly has some originality floating around in its concept album structure.
Renkls | 4/5 |


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