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ILLUSIONS ON A DOUBLE DIMPLE

Triumvirat

 

Symphonic Prog

3.92 | 273 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Triumvirat from Germany is considered one of the front progressive rock bands from early to mid '70s from Europe, very often compared with ELP, but with good reason because they were the german version of ELP.. Even their career lasted little more then a decade from 1969 untill 1980, they released at least two legendary albums in this field one is Illusions On A Double Dimple from 1973 and second is Spartacus from 1975. Conducted by excellent keybordist and composer Jürgen Fritz , Triumvirat rapidly gain popularity between 1971-1975, their best period with the peak at Spartacus album. The second offer Illusions On A Double Dimple issued at Harvest in 1973 is a good album to my ears, but I think it sounds date it after almost 40 years of first issue. Two giants tracks grace the album clocking over 20 min Illusions on a Double Dimple and Mister ten percend, each one divided in smaller pieces. In the true manner of ELP, where the wizard Jürgen Fritz done some excellent job on some pieces like on the best tune from the album Triangle, aswell the drumer Hans Bathelt on this particular pieces is great, nice complicated chops. The voice is pritty much ok most of the time, nothing is spectacular here, but pleasent like on Schooldays.Well, I think in the context of those years, when prog music was at the peak this album must have bean much more appreciated then today, even is ok and has good passages, it fails to impress me big time. 3 stars nothing more, nothing less.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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