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Crossover Prog

3.04 | 16 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 for sure

Paidarion is a progressive rock band from Finland formed around 2006. They release so far a two albums, this is from 2009 named Hauras silta. Besides the progressive roots of their music in their sound can easely be traced gospel, folk and jazz elements. Some of the members from Paidarion are coming from another finish jazz fusion band Mist Season, so it's obvious that the jazzy parts from Hauras silta are influenced by this band. The album alternates from mellow side of prog with a lot of folk touches to a more up tempo beats close to jazz side, but always keeping a great atmosphere. Also here are two kind of voices, the female Kristina Johnson, who fits very well in the context, she has a nice and very fragile tone of voice and male Jari Markkula. Here and there are flute passages who interplay very well with the smooth keys arrangements and with the guitar works. Overall the album maybe sounds a little to mellow, but the beauty of the pieces make me forget this part, and enjoy to the max this release. Not a groundbreaking album, but filled with pleasent moments and good arrangements. 3.5 stars for sure, a good album, even great in places, and for sure needs a wider recognition. CD available on cdbaby. I'm looking forward to listen to their new release Behind The Curtain just issued this month.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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