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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.10 | 244 ratings

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2 stars Oh .. this is not my thing at all even though musically I don't say that this is a bad album. The reason is that this album is nothing so peculiar about the song, the arrangement or even the performance. Everything just flows like an easy listening song. It starts with "The Song of The Sun" which has rich arrangement as it combines traditional sounds with catchy melody and traditional instruments. There are influences from eastern music - a bit - that makes a good experience listening to the song/. The guitar work is nice. The other tracks - most of them - are flat song like the music while you waiting at lobby of a hotel. Nothing is special that leads to any proggy thing. Acoustic guitar is the main instrument used throughout different tracks. Rhythm section is mellow keyboard with stable beats - no tempo or style changes. So, where is the prog? It's probably Mike Oldfield composed this music merely for meditation purposes as all songs have relatively stable structure with little variations / improvisations. Track 9 "Flowers of The Forest" is also a nice song with Scotland (?) traditional instruments.

Nothing wrong, actually, for not being prog as there are many of them are featured here as well. It's probably the compositions are too boring for me. I definitely not recommend you to buy the CD even though it's not bad at all. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 2/5 |


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