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TRINITY

Ekseption

 

Eclectic Prog

4.04 | 29 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
5 stars Trinity is Ekseption's sixth album which was made in 1973 by this dutch group I would consider symphonic rather than eclectic. I am surprised this record isn't rated higher because of it's elegance. I really like their adoption of classic music and making it into their own style. On this record participate Rein van der Broek, Jan Vennik, Cor Dekker, Pieter Voogt and Rick van der Linden.

This starts strong with some Bach, a well known piece that does something new with this wonderful music. It's not only Bach goes rock, there is also great brass instruments and I enjoyed it immediately. The second track is another marvelous piece, some indian style but not real peruvian flutes, though very good och gives me happiness. This could have been film music. "Dreams" is a little jazzy track. "Romance" is a very classical and beautiful song that also becomes jazzy in the middle. "Improvisation" gives us a great bass solo and many innovative happenings. "Meddle" also sounds like Bach and "Flight of the bumble bee" is a tribute to Nikolaj Rimskij Korsakov who made the classical piece with the same name. Ekseption does is perfectly and they also give it their own touch with great saxophone for example. On the last track we meet a choir.

I would compare this record with Camel's The snow goose, a wonderful instrumental very melodical album. When I give stars to records I ask myself. Could this be better than it is now. And the aswer here is no. The only thing I missed was guitar, but not very much, it's perhaps beacuase I am so used to that I feel the lack. This is a perfect record I will play many times and I think Ekseption will be a favourite in the future. I have hard to understand why the group is classified eclectic prog when Emerson, Lake and Palmer is symphonic, I wouldn't have argued about the opposite. As a conclusion: a high recommended record, especially the tracks: "Toccata", "The Peruvian flute", "Romance", "Improvisation" and "The flight of the bumble bee".

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |

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