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Autumn Whispers


Crossover Prog

3.14 | 13 ratings

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4 stars It's strange that an album like this, added months ago is still without reviews. I didn't expect to be the first. This debut album, which is expected to be the first in a series based on an uneasy concept, is a very good one, well played, arranged and produced, but also well composed. Without fillers and unneeded parts, it's in the vein of what I would call "modern melodic prog": Phideaux, just to mention a name.

In particular, what have impressed me is the short, radio-friendly track "Julia" which is of the optimal length for radios and has a catchy melody of the kind which can play in your brain for hours.In brief, a potential hit-single.

Apart of this, the whole album is catchy and the fact that at least one track can be considered "commercial" doesn't subtract anything from its goodness. Also the fact that nobody has reviewed this album before seems to demonstrate that I'm overestimating its commercial potential.

I haven't read the lyrics carefully, to be honest, but the concept seems to be based on ordinary life, things like life, death, love and so on. Not too far from The Dark Side of the Moon, apparently. This maybe justifies the sadness and the darkness which emerge from the songs. They are often catchy and melodic, but the basic layer is everything but happy. Also some psychedelic oriented sounds, often in the background, make it more interesting.

It's a very promising debut and I'm effectively curious to hear what will come next and to read more about the concept as it's likely that knowing it better can enhance the listening pleasure. This is one of the albums I'm currently listening to more often and I suggest it as excellent addition to likers of this kind of melodic things.

octopus-4 | 4/5 |


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