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IN A STATE OF FLUX

Earth And Fire

 

Symphonic Prog

2.12 | 20 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer
2 stars Thereīs not much to say about Earth And Fireīs last album. Of the original members, only singer Jerney Kaagman and guitarrist Gerard Koerts remained (his brother Chris had quit after the previous one, Andormeda Girl). This time the band (or duo) seemed to be a little more in tune with the times, releasing a pop rock album full of 80īs synth sounds. However, the record was not a great success and they broke up soon after this CD was released. This comes as no surprise: they had disappointed their original audience far too many times and failed to find a new one. And their insistence in doing disco tracks at this period of time (disco was long passé in 1982) is remarable: just listen to Hide Away.

As usual, the album is not totally crappy, they always manage to write a few good melodies and produce at least one tune that could have been a big hit at the time: I Donīt Know Why has all the right elements to do so, withg a great chorus and strong rhythm. However, for the prog listener, only the instrumental title track may be of interest. And still, itīs not one of their best. Itīs just over the 3 minute mark and itīs more jazz/rock than prog really. The rest of the CD is just forgetable stuff. Small wonder they call it quits after this one...

In A State Of Flux is for collectors and hardcore fans, only.

Rating 2 stars, barely.

Tarcisio Moura | 2/5 |

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