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Franck Carducci


Crossover Prog

3.48 | 84 ratings

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3 stars Franck Carducci is natural born french multi instrumentalist , moved to Holland later on and having released thier first album last year named Oddity. Well, I like what I've heared here is a combinattion of symphonic prog not far from Genesis realm, he even got a cover version of Carper crawlers from Lamb, with some crossover prog elements, the resul is a pretty decent album, but nothing is spectacular, maybe only the opning track Achilles. He got a bunch of guest musicians here, the most known one, at least by me is the brother of Steve Hackett, John Hackett who is responsable for some flute parts, most notable on Achilles. So, a good album that most of the time is pleasent, Achilles is a great piece with lots of keyboards, changing moods and tempus, like the voice on this one a lot, nice guitar parts. The Quind for example is the opsite of greatness of opening track and here Carducci shows his mellow side, to long track almost 10 min without variations of arrangements, and to mellow for entire timing. Another worthy piece is The Last Oddity, here he gets in spce prog zone, beggining like a psychedelic piece from late'60's but after 4 min gets up tempo and really good aswell, very similar with Eloy in their best period, space prog atmosphere, long instrumental passages and even the voice on this one remnds me a lot of Pink Floyd meets Eloy, not bad at all. The album ends with Genesis cover from Lamb Carpet crowlers, is ok but nothing really special version. All in all a decent album, with good parts, but aswell some dull and unintrsting ones are interfear here. 3 stars, odd cover art but nice in a way.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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