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CLOUDS

Yacobs

 

Neo-Prog

3.93 | 22 ratings

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progflame
4 stars Ulf ("Yacobs") did it again. After "Time Machine" (2011), a progressive-rock-suite about the adventure of timetravelling, here is "Clouds" (2012), another song-circle swinging between light and dark, hot summer sun and rain, funny dreams of candy stores and the fears of broken homes. The title of the album is "Clouds", but if you see in the booklet, there is only a little cloud on the edge. The cover is mainly shiny blue sky and bright sunlight: "reach for the sky and have no fear." The lyrics are optimistic and so is the music. The beautiful sound of the Mellotron is combined with wonderful synth-tunes, piano melodies, tricky bass-lines and powerful drumming. Ulf takes us "hand in hand" into the beautiful land of "face value" (Phil Collins), "curious feelings" and "fugitives" (Tony Banks) and in the end we "lift of" in terms of "shipbuilding" (Roine Stolt). A fourtysix minutes journey through mind and feelings, colorful, open and positiv.
progflame | 4/5 |

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