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2.56 | 13 ratings | 1 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lacrimaria (1:33)
2. Resurgence of Fata Morgana (10:14)
3. Isis (4:41)
4. Mother (7:56)
5. Ainsel (5:24)
6. Pairi-Daeza (10:11)

Total Time: 39:59

Line-up / Musicians

- Keiko Kumagai / synthesizers, organ, computer programming
- Mika Nakajima / vocals, synthesizers
- Akiko Takahashi / drums

Other musicians:
- Kyoko Kamasawa / bass
- Reina / vocals
- Numero Uno / vocals

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ARS NOVA (JAP) Lacrimaria ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(8%)
Good, but non-essential (58%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by ZowieZiggy
2 stars This mini album is a collection of existing numbers and some unreleased ones.

The problem is that the track choices is not very fortunate I'm afraid : Isis from The Godess Of Darkness and Mother from Android Domina do not belong to their best symphonic style.

The weakest of all is "Ainsel". Totally childish and boring music. Is this Japanese classic? I don't know, but you should better press next to avoid boredom.

There is also a reworking of an old track featured on their debut album "Resurgence Of Fata Morgana". But I can't say that I'm blown away with this version.

The only interesting song is the long "Pairi Daesa" (over ten minutes). It was already featured on another collector album ("Across The World" released in 2001 as well). One can discover the same pleasant Far Eastern influences than on their previous full album "Android Domina" (their best album IMO).

At least this song is not too close to their major source of inspiration ("ELP" of course). But the bombastic style of the band will totally explode during the second part of this song. The highlight of this release which is just a collector item.

Two stars.

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