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CINÉMA DU VIEUX CARTIER

Red Sand

Neo-Prog


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2 stars I read a bunch of reviews on Progarchives and I was hoping for some wonderfull Marillion- esque of Pendragon-esque neoprogressive rock.

I really can't say, that I enjoyed this cd at all! The production is terrible, the singer is not good. Most of the time he's just of tune.

The drums are annoying the crap out of me. There's no atmosphere on the album. It sounds as though I'm listening to a debut-album. But this is their 6th or 7th album!!!

Some parts, especially the softer parts, are not that bad. The guitarist and the pianist are quite allright. But the singing and drumming ruins it all for me.

I will not trash this record, because these people really did their best. But I will never, ever play something from this band again.

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Posted Monday, August 12, 2013 | Review Permalink
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3 stars Red Sand are a good six albums into their career now, and that's the sort of point where you really expect a band to have developed their own identity. On the evidence of Cinema du Vieux Cartier, however, Red Sand are no closer to doing this than they were on their debut album: they're still essentially in the business of mimicing the achievements of neo-prog bands past (particularly Fish-era Marillion and World-era Pendragon). It's a pleasant listen, but it lacks distinctive character and offers no compelling reason to give Red Sand any special attention in preference to any other reasonably competent neo-prog outfit.
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