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2.58 | 12 ratings | 3 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

Things Can Turn (8:05)
Mirror Images (6:21)
Borderline (5:14)
Schooldays (5:41)
1975 (3:33)
Same (5:34)
Politics (5:25)
Under My Skin (6:00)
Sweet Lucidity (6:57)

Total Time 52:50

Line-up / Musicians

- Gert Bruins / vocals, various instruments
- Peter Everts / various instruments

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TAURUS AND PISCES Inertia ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

TAURUS AND PISCES Inertia reviews

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Review by Windhawk
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2 stars Inertia is the initial effort by Dutch duo Taurus & Pisces, and while it's a rather underwhelming production it's not an album without promise.

Straightforward compositions with a distinct mainstream orientation in terms of structure is what's offered, with many and dominating vocal passages, steady and more or less unchanged rhythmical backbone where the main alterations are in terms of intensity and choice of arrangements. Undistorted electric and acoustic guitars and various forms of synth textures provides the musical motifs, where the addition and subtraction of sounds and instruments adds variation. Symphonic inspired backdrops is a distinct feature throughout, and careful use of electric guitar for riffs and soloing does add some extra substance.

A loud, compact and often compressed sounding mix tends to overshadow the melodies themselves though, and the instruments at times seems to cancel themselves out rather than filling out the soundscape. And when the tracks themselves are rather unadventurous, this disc never really managed to engage me. Those who might fancy a slice of what I'd describe as symphonic progressive pop might find this effort to be of interest though.

Review by progrules
3 stars A small decade ago Gert Bruins and Peter Everts decided to found a neoprogressive or if you wish a crossover project but managed to come up with an album 5 years later which appears to be their only one so far. And to say that it's a demanding effort from which one should have to take a long break to recover, I honestly don't think so.

For two of my collegue reviewers it was even so mediocre that they felt it was forth just a couple of stars but I don't agree with this either. As this is simply a pretty good disc with not many flaws or disappointments. The only real critical remark I can think of is that it's not very uplifting or mindblowing compared to the greater bands on our site. And yes, it's just borderline prog probably too. Not much depth or profundity to be found here, true.

But does this make Inertia a poor or weak album ? I don't think so. The execution of both instrumental sections and vocals are good enough I feel. The compositions are average/good and the production is ok as well. So I will not go as far as rounding down to two stars, rather round up to three is most adequate I believe. Inertia is not highly recommended but nothing to stay away from either.

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2 stars A two man project from Holland..... What does this reminds me about ? Their fellow countrymen US, that is. And there are some similarities here, yes. The sound is not that similar. But where US expands into symphonic and neo prog; Taurus And Pisces is much more mainstream rock orientated. More ... (read more)

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