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QUIDAM

Quidam

 

Neo-Prog

4.06 | 98 ratings

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The Prognaut
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5 stars Their Prime Opera named after the band, deserves more than the simple recognition of "Good Album" because the achieved in here by this group of musicians reaches certain levels of excellence that let the imagination fly away, and in that order, we can picture where this Polish band could be in the future. The band reflects a suitable balance between the bold and the youth, wishful to experiment new musical structures and the growth of consummated musicians who manifest a complete domain of their instrument and group cohesion.

"Sanktuarium", the first track of the album is in my opinion their best piece of work, is a sublime Overture, each instrument (flute, violin, guitar and drums) seems to feel the necessity of individually manifest, elevating at some moments, just to later on be followed by the rest of them and the stupendous voice of Emila accomplishing a sublime collective intensity. The intro is truly captivating, fulminating, to the point where you're completely trapped within the first ten seconds of the song.

"Nocne Widziadla" is an authentic piece of work as well. Despite the disconcerting beginning, where over more than a minute the song seems to be destined to end up as a musical background to an unfortunate TV show; do not desperate and panic, because forward on the song the talent and the emotiveness of the band reach their climax in a portentous solo by Emila where her potency and a heartrending feeling at the very pure style of "The Great Gig in the Sky" make your most sensitive fibers vibrate and your skin crawl endwise.

The language (Polish) plays an interesting roll, because different from some other languages, that I rather omit to avoid undesired controversies; it perfectly fits at all. Facing the possibility of understanding a single word, there's no other way out but to interpret lyrics and music, imagining what the composer wants to transmit you, letting you to take his place just for a few seconds. This way, the vocal interpretation turns irremediably into another instrument.

To sum it up, the QUIDAM debut album is very recommendable, I'd say indispensable to every single lover of the highly enjoyable music.

The Prognaut | 5/5 |

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