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Symphonic Prog

3.81 | 94 ratings

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4 stars This is a singular disk... why ?... Because, I think which due to one track whit only 8 min 34 sec this albun is a must in any prog collection, my explanation is: In first place; due to the year from release <1985> ( I think in the 80's like very "ingrate" period with a few notorious exceptions, such Témpano, Anyone's Daughter and Rush's etc... albuns), in second place; due to the origin country -RUSSIA - ( before the fall of "Berliner Mauer" (Berlin's Wall) in novenber, 18'th, 1989) a full of politic and social disturbance period in that part of the world, Aside from this chronological considerations, the work in HORIZONT "Summer in Town" is a refined and outstanding symphonic prog and I agree entirely with the P A progreviewer Greger in his review (#28588) (Posted Thursday, March 04, 2004) where he says "HORIZONT are calling themselves a Chamber Instrumental Ensemble", and I had found very funny, because is exactly the idea which I conceived when I heard the disk soon at the first time. The track 1 "Snowballs" the above mentioned track, which "exploded my mind" and make me to affirm with certitude what I said in the first paragraph. The track overture is guided by a hammond-organ (in a church organ register) with a "saltatory" rhythmic section for 1 min 48 sec when emerges a break whit a acoustic piano, flute and a choir, very similar to a Bach or Vivaldi's theme and returns the main theme, at this time whit a electric guitar whit phaser and chorus effects until another break with new vocal choir ( seems to me like children's voices) and the music follows in this continuous alternations, until the end of the track ! Although, the first track is undoubtedly the great moment of the album, the other two tracks are very good. The track 2 "Chaconne" start with a type of fugue in space-rock atmospheric mood, leaded by the electric guitar and litle by litle changes into a melancholic symphonic theme. The track 3 "A Summer in Town" is the more eclectic-prog theme of the disk and mix moments from space/jazz/symphonic and even R.I.O. In fact reminds me a lot of bands Hawkwind, Focus, Tiemko and others. What I can say is, in spite these two last tracks isn't "wonderfull" , you can trust in me the first track is enough to give 4 stars to the whole album!!!
maryes | 4/5 |


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