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3.92 | 101 ratings | 1 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. What Will Happen Part I (4:37)
2. What Will Happen Part II (4:06)
3. What Will Happen Part III (4:14)
4. What Will Happen Part IV (4:14)
5. What Will Happen Part V (4:09)
6. Prospective Waves (1:53)
7. Life Part I (6:26)
8. Life Part II (6:13)
9. Exegesis (4:50)
10. Running and Falling (5:47)
11. Resurge (2:05)
12. About a Totally Freakin' out Moment in Life (2:11)
13. Adage Part I (5:00)
14. Adage Part II (5:36)
15. The Power of Life Part I (8:47)
16. Hall of 1000 Strings (1:10)
17. The Terpsichorean Frisk of Creepy Crawlies (3:46)
18. The Power of Life Part II (3:28)

Total Time 79:32

Line-up / Musicians

- Norbert Krüler / performer, composer & arranger

Releases information

CD 2L Productions ‎- 2L-2015 (2008, Germany)

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SHAMALL Questions Of Life ratings distribution

(101 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

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Review by progrules
4 stars Shamall (Norbert Krueler) is actually a full blooded colleague of his fellow countryman T (Thomas Thielen). And this is because of his similar approach to music and creating an album. Thomas Thielen is a multi instrumentalist who even does the vocals himself. And so is Norbert Krueler. Like the "band" description says: he is obviously influenced by Pink Floyd but I also detect influences from /similarities to mentioned T, French neo project Iris and several progressive electronic artists like Klaus Schulze for instance. And since Norbert Krueler is in fact a modern DJ this is not unlikely.

Main basic idea that runs through this entire concept album is the often re-occurring "Life" theme. And for no less than 80 minutes he keeps coming back to this theme playing numerous variations so to speak. So that is a long sit and this will probably not please all our prog fans who happen to like albums of half of the length I just mentioned. And the repetition that is the logical consequence of my explanation can be interpreted as a drag for too long.

For my personal experience and taste it is no problem but if you dislike repetition maybe you'd better skip this one. But if you like drawn out instrumental solos (guitar!) and a nice flowing concept in Pink Floyd style for over an hour this release by Shamall could well be a great pick. I always liked this aspect of Pink Floyd so Questions of Life is very much my cup of tea. It will be no surprise my final verdict is going to be 4 stars for this very fine piece of music.

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