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PYRAMID

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

3.36 | 300 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars The follow up to "I Robot" is a concept album based on the pyramids of Giza. As usual for APP, it's the result of the top-notch production this band has accustomed us to. No wonder that the album was also nominated for the 1978 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album.

Nevertheless, it can't be considered at the very same level of its predecessor. Music is slightly predictable, without any pure flash of genious.

Ok, there are many interesting instrumental songs as the excellent opener "Voyager" and the hypnotic "Hyper-Gamma Spaces" (in the vein of "I Robot" and a killer instrumental), sumptuous symphonic arrangements as in "Shadow of a Lonely Man" or "In the Lap of the Gods" (superb number), but not enough for a full musical pleasure.

Nothing that really stands out in the memory quite like some moments on a couple of other albums. It's music easy to digest yet still very interesting and deep. Still recommended.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |

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