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TEN WAYS

Masque

 

Neo-Prog

2.49 | 10 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Ten ways from 1994 is the follow up of this discret band from Sweden named Masque. The album issued at same Musea records in 1994 is quite diffrent then the predecesor, musicaly speaking. In places is darker, is more paced, the musicins and compositions are not up tempo at all, only mid paced tempo of all piece, with maybe one exception. The album has that scandinavian atmosphere, this kind of neo prog is hard to swallow, but in the end is not quite bad is only less intristing andangaiging then other albums from that period, and even less captivating then their previous one. From the strange cover art to the whole parts from the album, Ten ways can easy diseppoint at some moment, to much slow moments, if are not totaly bad, some of the tracks are so dull and pale, for instance Gentle moves is a perfect example. On the other hand the moments that needs attention is the opening track This love and the final one Im Watching you with some trumpet parts that are really intristing , puted together in a neo prog coat , sounds pretty well. So, I must tell that this album was a let down, is like the musicins were with the gear down in this time of their career, or maybe is what they wanted from the start to sound this album and to us seams that this is weaker then the predecesor. Anyway 3 stars with indulgence, because the album is lacking is pieces with balls and vein, is to much slow moemnts that at some point doesn't go anywhere.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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