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The Enid - Aerie Faerie Nonsense (1983) CD (album) cover


The Enid


Symphonic Prog

3.62 | 118 ratings

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2 stars Firstly I must say that there are two Aerie Faerie Nonsence recordings. The original dating from late 70's with a bit different cover with original tracks and this mostly new recording from 84-87. Here The Fand is 30 minutes long; almost double the size. My review is from the later release but I write it here as theere is not own entry for it.

The other thing is that this is not rock. Period. The thing that there are drums don't define this as rock. Classical orchestras have percussion and even drums. The only thing that combines this with prog rock is the BHJ background of mr Godfrey. But what music is this? Classical? Lets consider...

The pice Fand is a synphonic composition with passages of adagio like slow and meditating music and bombastic moments. And the final if of course grandious. The musical structures are though quite simple and the melodies are ok but not brilliant. Beautiful all the time, yes. The music struggles between Elgarian Pomp and Circumstance like sparkling and vaudeville insipid themas. I must admit that although I like this piece of music it is more to the vaudeville that it goes. So no classical music, no. This is an electronic (mainly) show piece for me and would probably work fine with Disney on Ice. As prog I must be honest and give 2 stars. I have this but then, I am a collector. As music in general I would go even up to four stars, a strong 3 and half maby.

pirkka | 2/5 |


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