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SONIC GEOLOGY

Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.65 | 8 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars My introduction!

Sonic Geology was my introduction to Birdsongs of the Mesozoic music, later i discovered The Iridium Controversy which i enjoy more. This is an album which was released in the late 80īs which includse 18 themes, with 3 minutes per song average, which if im not wrong are something like a compilation of their early music, at least i read that in the book of the album, maybe talking about progressive rock is difficult to find an album with so many songs (well dont pay attention to Fantoms Suspende Animation) you know what i mean, maybe we excpect 70 minutes of 5 to 10 songs, but not 18 short pieces, which is not bad at all, but however i found some boring moments throughout the album.

I remember also that i found this CD in my beloved Tianguis del Chopo, i found it so cheap but i actually wasnīt looking for it, neither of BSOM albums, but when i found it and heard the price, i didnīt hesitate to purchase it, i remember that i was very happy at the moment, and now im still happy because i like the album, i wonīt say that i listen to it very often, but itīs pretty nice stuff.

As the most of the RIO avant -garde bands, this album has no vocals on it, also it could be strange but thereīs no bass in the whole album, a lot of percussion which immediately remind me to mexican band Banda Elastica, and so many short but nice passages, obviously i wont review song by song, because there are so many and i dont have the arguments to review them all, but i could say some of the songs that i remember and like the most, "Waterwheel", "Scense from A...", "Final Motif" and the last song "Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous" which this last one is the longest of them all, in fact in the majority of the songs we will find a similar sound, sometimes going from the slow tempo piano songs, to the faster songs with an extraordinary percussion work, and pretty nice guitar, i think honestly percussion is what makes the beauty of the album, tending to sound experimental and even classical in some ways, keyboards are always there, but nothing outstanding.

Im not an expert of this kind of music, and maybe you could enjoy it more than i do, i think itīs a very nice album, but sometimes i found it pretty simple, so i consider it a good one, but non - essential, 3 stars this time!

Anyway if you have time and are interested get it, i recommend it to RIO lovers.

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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