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BunChakeze - Whose Dream? CD (album) cover




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3.78 | 130 ratings

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4 stars BunChakeze'.Strange name indeed. Where to start? Well I guess Odin of London should be the 1st place. Considering 3 members of that sextet are now joined for this project. Colin Tench who happens to be part of the 'genius, weirdness and overall chaos of CORVUS STONE is the only one I really have any inkling about. Drummer Cliff Deighton and bassist Gary Derrick at this point round it out. This is 1985, btw. Close to the end of recording Joey Lugassy (vocals) joined the group. From the liner notes all these fellas have made their ways in life exceptionally well. This band was pretty much dead as record deals were not knocking on anyone's doors. So the tracks sat and sat until 2010 when it was released. Now comes the task of the music itself. 9 tracks and only one over 7 mins..Is this PROG? How dare a prog cd carry songs less then 7 minutes. I wont mention all the tracks as most reviews often do. I am not a reviewer, just a fan of good prog rock. A few tracks stand out more then others for me and some are somewhat difficult for me to listen to.this not being a bad thing just not my cup of tea. No one can truly like an entire cd,can they? Yes and no I assume. Anyway..THE DEAL.. one of the better tracks in which could be part of a demo from Pink Floyd's The Wall. Long Distance Runner, another fav of mine is quite possibly a Rush type track. Lyrically at the very least in my opinion. Wonder how geddy Lee himself would sound doing this track. Midnight Skies is probably the strongest track on the cd. Whose Dream is a very difficult song for me to listen to..its just to 'all over the place' for my liking. The Tilte track cioyuld have been about 5 mins longer for me. I love Colin Tench's work. I think he is an exciting addition to the prog world. He himself has said he is more melodic then prog..Bring over here Colin. The guy has talent beyond words and I expect good things from this gent. Ocerall I think the cd is 'dated' as it would be from 20 plus yrs ago but I also feel it fits nicely into todays market where long epic tracks rule the landscape. It's a 'light' prog cd and Even tho I am 2 yrs behind in this review I hope it will induce some further enthusiasms into relooking into this band. Again I am not a writer I don't know anything about what it takes to make a cd let alone give it the real justice it deserves in my words. Im simply a fan and like what I hear.. I rate this 4 stars
progrocks2112 | 4/5 |


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