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BEHIND THE CURTAINS

Paidarion

 

Crossover Prog

3.56 | 17 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars Here we have the second album of this very talented band from the cold Finland-the land of the 1000 lakes!BEHIND THE CURTAINS is the proud successor of the first album of PAIDARION ,HAURAS SILTA!Definitelly,this second musical effort marks a logical progression compared with the musical message of the first opus!It's also slightly different-less traditional than the first one and definitelly more jazz fusion and prog orientated!The production is excellent-as usual-and the compositions are well structured and inspired too!BEHIND THE CURTAINS is a diverse album,made by real pros,and the atmosphere of the album is one of passion and pure delightment to play high quality music-timeless and out of trends and tendences!It's real good music,with strong influences from the bands of the 70's and some classical fusion and prog rock ingredients too!As I've mentioned above,the musicianship is at the highest level,all the great musicians from this album are doing an excellent job!Great interventions of each instrumentist-but,definitelly,a strong colective effort!We must mention the presence on one track of the bassist extraordinaire MICHAEL MANRING-a great name in music-the certificate of quality and musical excellence of this album .The vocal tracks are provided by a excellent lady singer-ELINA HAUTAKOSKY-very enjoyable and pleasant to any ears-BOB PRICE is the male voice-he delivers also some excellent interventions on the vocal tracks too!!Overall,an excellent album,loaded with strong compositions-an album that needs more auditions to be fully understood and musically appreciated.It's not a difficult audition,no way about it,but the album has many fine complex passages and moments of real musical delightment and enchantment!4 strong stars without any hesitation and the conviction that PAIDARION has a huge musical potential!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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