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MESSE EN RÉ MINEUR

Wapassou

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.93 | 26 ratings

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felonafan
4 stars It is truly unique, original and different album. It contains progressive meditative etherial music without basses and drums. Only keyboards, guitar and violin plus wonderful female voice. Music have both "early-classical" and dissonant elements. Although this work is coherent and symphonic, here is no development like in Neal Morse music, "complicated" albums by Jethro Tull ("Thick As A Brick", "A Passion Play"), or by Yes ("Close To The Edge", "Tales From Topographic Oceans"). Roughly speaking, this album is "aggregate" of beautiful pieces which smoothly pass from one to another one, but have no some "general", "main" theme(s). Perhaps, owing to this feature impression is not so powerful, although is very good. It is difficult to translate generated emotions and feelings. This music is not similar to Univers Zero or Art Zoyd, although comparison with these bands is less non-reasonable than with British, Italian or Swedish symphonic prog bands. I can only say that the album does not create dark mood like mentioned avantprog-bands from France and Belgium. But, at the same time, it is not "enlightening" music like Yes or Le Orme. "Chamber"-like sound can generate comparisons with Gryphon, but melodies, chords, compositional development and emotions (I do not speak about absence of wind instruments in the case of Wapassou) are rather diffetent. This album is a must know for any fan of Progressive Music which is not bounded by any "rockish" cliche.
felonafan | 4/5 |

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