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MAXOPHONE

Maxophone

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.21 | 313 ratings

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Raccoon
5 stars If you like prog and just discovered this whole world of prog from this website, Maxophone is perfect for you. A masterpiece is all that can be said about this album. The best 'one-hit-wonder' a band ever produced, in my opinion.

It's obvious once hearing the album that it's pure eclectic, and if you're a King Crimson fan, you're in for a big treat. This album combines nearly every possible prog sub-genre that you can think of. Hints of Space (for the most part in Antiche Conclusioni Negre), Electronic, Heavy (heavy guitar), Symphonic (plenty of that) and you can guess what else. Just look at the sub-genres!

Talking about each individual track would lessen the brilliance of every song, so I'll leave it at "every song sounds completely different from the next". Few albums contain this, and that's why this remains as one of my favorite albums of all time. There's multiple melodies throughout the song so you're never bored, but never lost in an array of random notes. It's complex, but not too complex to muddle the melody. There's a large set of instruments to captivate what you're listening to and transform that piece into an unheard-before beauty. The perfect balance.

I find it amazing that they could come up with such a variety of melodies, sounds, and vocals that set it apart from any other band. This here is a one of a kind; a true 'one-hit-wonder'. This is my opinion, but everyone should try this album out and judge for themselves. It took me about 20 listens to get around to this album, believe it or not. But each time I listened to the full album, I found it becoming better and better to my ears (which happens to many albums). This turned into an addiction, every week I had to listen. Once Antiche Conclusioni Negre you think 'aww, this has to be the last song?', luckily it's 9 minutes in length. But it's so entertaining, you completely forget about that thought and realize this has to be the one of the greatest end-songs of an album EVER. There's something totally unique and brilliant here, and everyone should try it. Easy 5 stars.

Raccoon | 5/5 |

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