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CURSUS 123 430

Robert Reed

Crossover Prog


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3.83 | 29 ratings | 3 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD
- Cursus Part 1:
1. Erthhynge (8:19)
2. The Hawk and the Harbinger of Dawn (1:20)
3. Stoneborn Watchers (5:24)
4. The Man of Sight and Feathers (8:08)
5. Witness (4:39)
- Cursus Part 2:
6. Stoneglow Warnings (6:31)
7. Stalemate (5:05)
8. Dust and Flowers in a Lost Eden (0:54)
9. Gatherings at Farewell Places (7:35)
10. Erthsheelde (8:09) :
- i. Exodus
- ii. The Odessy of Souls
- iii. Erthynge

Total Time 56:04


DVD
1-10. DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround mixes of the album
11. Robert Reed Interview
12. Piano Performance


CD "Cursus: A Symphonic Poem" (bonus EP on 2CD+DVD Edition)
1. Cursus (A Symphonic Poem) (18:44)
2. Stone Glow Warning (Sanctuary remix) (4:49)
3. Man of Sight & Feathers (Single remix) (5:37)
4. Stalemate (Single remix) (3:18)
5. Witness (Piano demo) (3:05)
6. Man of Sight & Feathers (Piano demo) (4:02)

Total Time 39:35

Line-up / Musicians

- Robert Reed / keyboards, percussion

With
- Les Penning / narration

Releases information

Written, produced and mixed by Robert Reed
Narration written by Les Penning

CD+DVD Tigermoth Records - No TMRSE1120 (November 14, 2020, UK)

Digital album Tigermoth Records (November 14, 2020)

2CD+DVD+Book Tigermoth Records (2020, UK, includes bonus CD "Cursus: A Symphonic Poem" and 20-page "Cursus" 11x6 inch companion book)

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ROBERT REED Cursus 123 430 ratings distribution


3.83
(29 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
21%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
45%
Good, but non-essential (14%)
14%
Collectors/fans only (17%)
17%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

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Review by kev rowland
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4 stars I have known Robert for the best part of 30 years, ever since SI Music sent me the Cyan album 'For King and Country' and I have followed his career with great interest since then. Apparently, when he was eight years old, he received a couple of albums for Christmas, including 'Tubular Bells', and while that set his own musical path in many ways, that same year his brother was given Jean Michel Jarre's 'Oxygene', which he soon borrowed and played to death. While working on his lates project he felt he needed a break and to work on something totally different to clean his palate and started thinking about electronic music and what an impact it had on him over the years from Jarre to Vangelis, from Ultravox to Depeche Mode, and from John Carpenter to Tangerine Dream. Feeling inspired, he went out and purchased some analogue synthesisers and this is the result.

Vangelis has undoubtedly been the main inspiration for this album, with some wonderfully layered synths with strong direction, although the more ambiguous and ethereal elements of JMJ have also made their presence felt. This is a type of music I do not play very often these days to be fair, and the first time I played this all the way through I was somewhat uninspired but there is no doubt that this grows on you. Robert has an innate sense of melody, one of the reasons why his bands have been so popular over the years, and here he has used that to create music which has more purpose than many working in this style of music. Add to that his prodigious keyboard skills, and here is an album which I found I enjoyed far more than I initially expected.

It does feel very "space" like, almost as if it is tied in with a science fiction novel and I was not surprised to see that the deluxe version of this contains a detailed novella. For those who enjoy this style of music then this is well worth investigating further.

Latest members reviews

4 stars ROBERT REED, ROBERT REED! Known by chance with CYAN, then on MAGENTA, a little with KOMPENDIUM but above all with his covers, his mixes, finally his personal digressions with the "Sanctuary". Robert is a multi- instrumentalist and one of the best keyboard players, owning analog synthesizers like ... (read more)

Report this review (#2527353) | Posted by alainPP | Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Several weeks ago I read about Robert Reed's new album Cursus 123 430. Knowing his great Sanctuary records and his work with Magenta, I just ordered the special edition of Cursus 123 430 (cd and 5.1 dvd), which goes along with Cursus, A Symphonic Poem and an autographed booklet. A new synthesize ... (read more)

Report this review (#2481415) | Posted by mr Emilio | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | Review Permanlink

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