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Guillaume De la Piliere


Eclectic Prog

3.18 | 9 ratings

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3 stars I wish I could get into this. The problem, I feel, is that there isn't enough texture or depth to sustain this on for 45 minutes. That isn't to say there aren't moments of inspiration, (in the instrumental sections more often) where the piece of music truly shows some great potential, whereas other parts feel redundant and unneeded. Sure - I don't understand the french language, though I'll probably try and get around to learning it, but I don't think the lyrics could hold enough texture or depth either.

The parts that stood out were between the 25th and 35th minute, where the instrumentation, finally really flows and gels well. It becomes a really innovative and wonderful piece of music, if only for a short time. The problem of course, is that this innovation doesn't seem to last. There's enough good parts to compensate for the 'less good' parts, but it's hardly essential, but for a pleasant enough change from the norm (what is normal in prog anyway?), it's not the worst album to listen to.

Just hardly the most memorable. 3 stars.

Smegcake! | 3/5 |


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