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4.21 | 349 ratings

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3 stars Well except on the scientific fiction-based upon such an unknown Bradbury's book- an important font of inspiration (being quite inspiring), their music is a normal mix of an electronic/symphonic music-genre, with a few tunes in the vein of Jetro Tull (talking about the most "folk rock-oriented" albums of these latter), which are very interesting but not so extraordinary in my opinion. Of course it depends on my own tastes, but however the futuristic elements are almost totally absent here and well replaced by the melodic acoustic lines created by the guitars. Their concept is enriched by means of some skillful music passages and this feature alone is able to make the whole album a recommended opera to be collected. Stanislaw Lem (have you ever heard about "Solaris"?) gave the idea for the band's name, while Róbert Erdész was the main composer and always present in the development of their instrumental songs (think of his "spacial" synthesizers which actually represent their unique true approach to be regarded as "sci-fi oriented"):after all his immediate harmonic solutions make the role of the other members a secondary task,nevertheless -despite of his melodic and simple concept- at the end the output is memorable anyway; but naturally the team work is good and the ideas by Erdész excellent... to me that's enough!

Not equal to the best albums by After Crying,another great Magyar band, but it can complete your European Prog collection in a remarkable way!!

lor68 | 3/5 |


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