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Paidarion - Behind the Curtains CD (album) cover




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3.57 | 27 ratings

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4 stars Second album of this finish band named Paidarion is an excellent one in every way. Behind the curtains is the name of the album released in november 2011. I was quite pleasent surprised of the first album and I decided to check the second one aswell. With this album Paidarion change little the musical direstion and the result is more then ok, even great. Optaing for a more jazz fusion lanscapes here but aswell combining with folkish atmosphere of their previous one Behind the curtains is a winner for sure. Pieces like instrumentals Trapeze or A leap into unknown or with vocals A vertical rope and A small wish are simply excellent pieces that shows Paidarion in good form with great inventive passages, tight musicianship. Alternating up tempo fusion parts with more mellow ones, Paidarion succeded to overcome their first album from two years prior and offering an album that for sure will please fans of progressive rock. Having some guest here like Michael Manring on bass, Stebe Unruh on violin they integrated very well in the album atmosphere. Some impressive bass lines and keyboards on all pieces, complex and very well played, sax aswell did a good job here - Risto Salmi is the sax player of jazz fusion band Mist Season, the influences might apper on this release . All in all a very promising band that needs recognition, if first album was good this one tops it easely, more mature more intresting. Great , 4 stars easy, excellent booklet and art work. A band that I will keep an eye on in the future.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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