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BENEATH THE WAVES

Kompendium

 

Crossover Prog

3.76 | 110 ratings

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Ovidiu
5 stars KOMPENDIUM-BENEATH THE WAVES might be one of the milestone albums in the history of modern,contemporary prog-old school style!Why?The answer is so simple and direct-becase this album has something that lacks in the making of many other prog rock albums-concept style albums!BENEATH THE WAVES has SOUL,EMOTION and BEAUTY!Whan you make an audition of this album,you have the feeling to be overwhelmed by the beauty of the music itself! You are mesmerized by the strong emotion of the story,the deep and so human feeling of suffering a terrible tregedy of life-the loss of a child-and then,the terrible struggle to survive with this pain in your soul for the rest of your life!The impressive list of the people involved in the making of this superbe piece of work is trully spectacular!I won't mention it again,you can read it above-but the strong cohesion and musical alchemy between all the heavenly gifted muscians give the impression that for many of them,this is the fruit of a lifetime musical achievement!Everything is touching perfection here-starting with the marvelous artwork of the cover and the cd look (the wide booklet presentation-DVD included-please!)-continuing with the perfect production and mastering-and in the end,the sensational musical performances of all the musicians,the great playing and the strength of the compositions-ALL IS PERFECT! What makes the serious difference to other prog releases of this genre is the strong emotion and sensitivity of the interpretation,the wonderful atmosphere of sobriety,inner torment and pathos of the performances!Robert Reed is the magnificent mastermind behind this unforgetable musical release,and he manages to tell the listeners a great musical story,dressed in spectacular musical clothes-and delivering such a great wave of emotion and musical thrill-in the most positive way!More then 60 minutes of a great epic musical story,a labyrinth of emotions and musical life twists ,put on notes-a great prog rock music-old school- very British and universal,in the same time!Even the most pretentious prog rock lovers will be plenty satisfied with this album,they have strong symphonic interventions,a magnificent guitar sound provided by the great maestro Steve Hackett-among other brilliant,high caliber musicians-superbe keyboard sounds-very expressive and perfectly well placed in the musical story-and great vocalists too!I didn't had such a strong musical emotion while listening an album from long,long time-KOMPENDIUM is the strongest prove that prog music still has many things to tell and shiny days ahead!Wonderful,maginificent,timeless-a pure milestone album!5 stars!
Ovidiu | 5/5 |

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