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Multinational ensemble THE SAMURAI OF PROG was formed sometime around 2009 as a project lead by Finland-based Italian composer and bassist Marco Bernard. He's been active in the Finnish Association for Progressive Music since 1995, and have been involved in their Colossus Magazine since 1996 - and instrumental in the Colossus series of theme albums they have created in cooperation with French label Musea Records.

It was for a contribution to one of those projects that The Samurai of Prog was born, and joining Bernard as permanent members we find US artist Steve Unruh and Finnish drummer Kimmo Pörsti. Besides this core trio, the philosophy of this band appears to be to involve additional musicians as needed and wanted, and their debut effort Undercover from 2011 bears testimony to that line of thinking, with a list of guest appearances impressive in length, scope as well as quality.

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3.44 | 53 ratings
Undercover
2011
3.97 | 94 ratings
Secrets of Disguise
2013
4.01 | 143 ratings
The Imperial Hotel
2014
3.94 | 66 ratings
Lost and Found
2016

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 Lost and Found by SAMURAI OF PROG, THE album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.94 | 66 ratings

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Lost and Found
The Samurai of Prog Crossover Prog

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Multinational virtual band THE SAMURAI F PROG, steered by bassist Marco Bernard, continue tirelessly their pilgrimage into the 70's epic progressive rock. The core trio is again accompanied by a big cast of international prog musicians, and this time to the fullest extent keyboardist Stefan Renström and guitarist Johan Öijen (whoever they are). As you may remember, TSoP's first two albums contain covers of mostly well-known prog classics, and the music on The Imperial Hotel (2014) was composed by the keyboard-playing collaborators such as Robert Webb of ENGLAND. I was pretty enthusiastic for that work, but now I feel sort of exhausted and I'm not completely convinced of the material that originates from the mid/late 70's.

Actually my initial listening was coloured by negative thoughts of pretentiousness, the kind of "prog for prog's sake" that screamed for the table-cleaning tsunami of the punk movement. That is, these long and complex compositions left me rather cold emotionally (just like TULL's A Passion Play does). I even thought very cynically: what else to expect from originally shelved and unfinished works by relatively minor followers of YES, GENESIS and ELP, such as LIFT, CATHEDRAL and QUILL? On my second listening I began to admit the possibility that the closer you learn these tracks, the more you like them. For sure, all the musicians give their best, as if these pieces really were lost masterpieces that criminally never before were given a full treatment. It's the vocal department that I'm permanently least satisfied with.

'Preludin' is a complex instrumental originally written for PAVLOV'S DOG, featuring its guitarist Steve Scorfina. It's a bumpy ride, but Steve Unruh's flute and violin are used effectively. 'Along the Way' is a brief piano piece by David Myers, continuing the tradition of all TSoP albums. 20-minute 'Inception' originates from the archives of the US band LIFT. I don't much like the nasal voice of Unruh, but the Genesis/Yes/ELP influences are interesting to say the least.

'She (Who Must Be Obeyed)' - originally composed for ODYSSEY of which I have no specific knowlegde - features vocalist Jon Davison, whose high-pitched Jon Anderson imitation becomes a nuisance on this non-YES context. Anyway the sound is nice & warm with lots of Mellotron and Hammond. When we get to 'Plight of the Swan' sung in a Gabrielish manner by Unruh, I really begin to wish other kinds of vocalists. This one's probably going to remain as my least favourite here.

CD 1 approaches 53 minutes, but CD 2 is even longer with its sole track, an epic dealing with an adventurous quest for magical book (practically worth of a lengthy concept album of its own). The American band QUILL were heavily influenced by ELP and YES. The members are as usual, featured as guests. Sadly this 36-part piece plays as a single track on the CD player... There are beautiful instrumental passages, but again the vocals are the weak link IMHO, and frankly I have no big interest towards the extremely pretentious dramatic context. In the end, for me this monstrous epic is an exhausting time-stealer instead of an uplifting, magnificent listening experience that a prog epic ought to be.

All in all, the grandiose and complex prog itself gets only 3½ stars with all my negative remarks considered, but the lavish artwork of Ed Unitsky easily dictates how I round my rating!

 Lost and Found by SAMURAI OF PROG, THE album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.94 | 66 ratings

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Lost and Found
The Samurai of Prog Crossover Prog

Review by Ovidiu

5 stars Welcome to the amazing world of The Samurai of Prog again,and you are invited to be a part of another fascinating amazing musical journey!Here we have the fourth album of this amazing multi national band,and they did it again,in big style!LOST AND FOUND is a double album,and all the loyal fans of this immensely talented band are spoiled with a trully fantastic album,but also the most pretentious music lovers,old school,vintage prog-rock schoo tool!Definitelly,this album is a culmination of the huge talent of the musicians which compose TSOP!Let's start with the superbe aspect of the album,the look of it is trully fantastic,the colours and the fabulous artwork of Ed Unitsky are stunning!Not only the cover of the album looks fantastic,but the big booklet is absolutelly gorgeous!Being a double album,we have a massive dose of high quality vintage prog-rock,of the highest calibre possible,110 minutes of pure magic!All the classical ingredients of good old school prog are present here!Wonderful voices,great instrumental passages,an unique atmosphere,all greatly packaged in the impressive ,unique style of TSOP,which are stilll growing album after album!The impressive list of the guest musicians on the album is also a guarantee that what TSOP are delivering here,is only great quality music!110 minutes of pure magical music,that's absolutelly impressive and after a first audition ,all the music lovers will have the feeling that old school prog rock still have many great years ahead,because this wonderful music has no stylistic boundaries,and the imagination of it's authors seem to be endless!Hard to fing a particular song to put the accent on it,I see this album as a whole ensemble,a great piece of solid prog rock,but,to fully understand and admire the album at 100 %,there are many auditions necessary,that's for sure!The monster track-The demise- which compose the second cd of this double musical pearl,is a musical tour de force,a great amazing compositions,divided in many parts,but the monolithic structure of it is trully sensational! A great musical journey,as I've said before!The other tracks on ths cd1,are wonderful too,we can admire the masterful and clever way how the authors can put all thie classic prog clichees in a very intelligent and inspired form,to give the compositions such a solid identity!I repeat...not a single weak track,only high quality prog rock music,an ear candy for all good music lovers!Congratulations for TSOP musicians,for this superbe,magnificent album and thank you for continuing to deliver such high quality music nowadays!For me,this is a 5 stars album,a must have for all the fans of great prog rock music!
 The Imperial Hotel by SAMURAI OF PROG, THE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.01 | 143 ratings

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The Imperial Hotel
The Samurai of Prog Crossover Prog

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

5 stars 107 ratings but only four reviews for this excellent third album of this Finland-based, multi-national band! The preceding works included covers of classic prog, and they truly are good in that field, but this five-track album consists of new material. Like before, the core trio of Marco Bernard (b), Kimmo Pörsti (dr) and Steve Unruh (voc, v, fl, ac-g) are accompanied by a wide cast of guest appearances. The music is written by the four different keyboardists who naturally also play on the album.

'After the Echoes' is a complex song composed by Octavio Stampalia (JINETES NEGROS). Each musician gives his best in this highly progressive tune. The vocal harmonies of Unruh and Stampalia add to the YES-like atmosphere. 'Limoncello', a song originally from a Various Artists 4-CD project Decameron Part II (2014), catches Robert Webb (ENGLAND) singing in a slightly humorous semi-falsetto about a chance meeting of Giovanni Boccaccio. Very interesting 8-minute prog tune spinning around a violin-centred melodic pattern.

David Myers, who offered beautiful piano introductions for 'The Lamia' and 'Dancing With the Moonlit Knight' on TSOP's earlier albums, is soloing on his romantic, three-minute 'Victoria's Summer Home', bridged by Unruh's natural effects into the majestic title track (28:09). 'The Imperial Hotel', with its Victorian-ish ghost story contents, was brought to the band from the ENGLAND archives by Robert Webb who again is the lead vocalist too. What a gorgeous prog epic bowing deep for the classic side-long prog epics of bands such as Genesis, Yes and Jethro Tull -- nearly rivalling them, without stealing direct ideas from any of them. The final track 'into the Lake' is by the Swedish keyboardist-vocalist Linus Kåse (BRIGHTEYE BRISON). Not quite as impressive to my ears as the rest of the album, it nevertheless operates very skillfully in the GENTLE GIANT -like rhythmic complexity.

My hesitation between 4 and 5 stars is solved by the superb visual design of the fold-out covers and the 40-page booklet. The term "masterpiece" suits at least to the title track, but as a whole this is a (surprisingly, considering the varied composers) coherent and extremely ambitious piece of progressive rock that hits the goal perfectly.

 The Imperial Hotel by SAMURAI OF PROG, THE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.01 | 143 ratings

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The Imperial Hotel
The Samurai of Prog Crossover Prog

Review by steelyhead

4 stars The Single Malt Whisky of Prog

Whoa Nelly! This is an excellent CD of progressive music that took me back 40 years in time. A group that came from nowhere and playing the kind of music You have ever dream of.

They are exactly like a single malt whisky: a hint of Gentle Giant, a whiff of Yes, a full body of Genesis and an aftertaste of ELP, there's even the full drum solo from Stairway to Heaven in the title song (look for It).

This is, I think, one of the best CD's of 2014 and keeps growing on me with every single spin so It is recommended to you if you miss terribly the seventies (I do).

 The Imperial Hotel by SAMURAI OF PROG, THE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.01 | 143 ratings

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The Imperial Hotel
The Samurai of Prog Crossover Prog

Review by Olga Odessa

5 stars THE SAMURAI OF PROG - The Imperial Hotel is one of the TOP PROG releases of the year (and not only!) - if you love not only Yes and Genesis BUT Gentle Giant as well with that variety of crossing parts that 'work' together like a completed puzzle - WELCOME to the hotel ! Great "more than guest" there: Robert Webb, musician from the great legendary ENGLAND band, with unreleased but - now - like a "newborn" music. You will enjoy your stay also with amazing design of the CD: 6-panels' digipack + 40 pages' booklet (many Ed Unitsky's, well-known artist's, artworks - totally in a style of the Victorian era but with much fun!) So, you will meet in The Imperial Hotel album:

- 'After the Echoes' (of Yes! with a great chorus on that way) - "Don't wanna give up but I don't know why. I did not ask for this That voice comes from me, if I don't believe it myself, who will?" This music helps! So you was thinking that it's "Yes-like" album? You will SURPRISED with every next track!

- Sooo "tasty" ' Limoncello' - real "fine art" in music ! Robert Webb's (from ) music brilliantly performed by 'Samurai of Prog' with all of the rich palette/arrangement - it's a treasure! Perfect "music box" (Neapolitan? Mexican? Victorian?) with many sweet moments and a sence of humour - music smiles :) Our reverances, Samurai!

- 'Victoria's Summer Home' - very beautiful piano music, with a special mood and warm feelings - real cosy and happy summer! Musically it's maybe like a Debussy and Philip Glass but also with active movement and interesting harmonies that sounds so "naturally"! Also David Myers is really great player - I have to admit that I was trying to play some tune by ear and.. I have to train for this much more seriously!

- 'The Imperial Hotel' - be ready for the Great Adventure in music - it's a Story with many parts/moods/themes! Real hit from the very beginning - I understand how I love PROG music with it ! Great pleasure and many interesting things both in music and lyrics (and pictures - look at the booklet!). Old/young Emma (you see her at the cover art !) and some mystic transformations of reality, with a dose of absurdity - it's not Stephen King but Genesis way of PROG thinking! I bet you will sing that "Eigh-teen-for-ty 'twas was built for nobi-lity, Victoria commanding the throne..." hehe Oh - and great violine and flute, thank you Mr Steve Unruh! And turn your attention to the Marco Bernard who plays bass: he "feel" the right and the same - unusial moments for notes! (very interesting to "follow" with the parts!)

- 'Into the Lake' (near Gentle Giant's Glass House, hehe): what a sounds and choirs! It's a very original piece of music, and even with all of the influences that we so glad to catch at the album - it's Samurai's of Prog STYLE . Brilliant arrangement, interesting turns, many great guitar parts (not only in solos!), acoustic guitar, voilin, flute... without any 'borders' of their own music manners and with a LOT of fun! The more I listen to the album - the more I love it. Very much recommended!

 The Imperial Hotel by SAMURAI OF PROG, THE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.01 | 143 ratings

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The Imperial Hotel
The Samurai of Prog Crossover Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Based in Finland, the multinational project THE SAMURAI OF PROG is a band that was started by Marco Bernard and Kimmo Parsti back in 2009, and from 2010 and onwards also featuring the talents of Steve Unruh. Following two initial productions that mainly consisted of cover material they have now focused on exploring original material. "The Imperial Hotel" is their third studio recording, released by the Finnish label Seacrest Oy in 2014.

Those fond of vintage era progressive rock in general and the symphonic varieties of it in particular should find "The Imperial Hotel" to be a real treat. There are a few select pointers towards many of the bands from the classic era that give the material a sense of familiarity, enough going on at all times to keep matters interesting, and the different instrumentalists involved all add elements and details to the proceedings that give the individual songs a distinct presence and individual character. Highly recommended to fans of progressive rock, and to those with an affection for vintage era symphonic progressive rock in particular.

 Secrets of Disguise by SAMURAI OF PROG, THE album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.97 | 94 ratings

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Secrets of Disguise
The Samurai of Prog Crossover Prog

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

4 stars The second set of prog covers by this Finnish-based group (bassist Marco Bernard, drummer Kimmo Pörsti and multi-instrumentalist Steve Unruh) and their huge cast of guests is more ambitious and notably bigger in size than their debut Undercover (2011). The first disc of 77 minutes has 10 amazing covers plus Samurai Of Prog's own beautiful track 'Sweet Iphigenia' from the Colossus project "Decameron 2", while the second CD includes only four tracks but is still 54 minutes long. The leaflet containing all the information track-by-track is also very beautifully illustrated.

So the first impression is like being taken for a luxorious ride into a prog heaven. The compositions of 70's classic prog are chosen with excellent taste and they are performed with great dedication and skill. It's only natural that in time the listener becomes less enthusiastic about this set: you begin to ask yourself why listen to these covers instead of the originals. But an album of prog covers hardly gets better than this anyway.

First we have the epic 'Three Piece Suite' from ENGLAND's classic album (1977); Robert Webb is featured on Mellotron, Hammond and other keyboards, and on vocals together with Steve Unruh & Mirja Lassila. The way some of the original performers are invited as guests continues throughout the set, e.g. 'Descendo en el Maelstrom' features Mento Hevia from the Spanish prog legends CRACK. Undercover had a little instrumental prefacing (and inspired by) 'Lamia', and a similar approach is taken here with another GENESIS masterpiece, 'Dancing With the Moonlit Knight': 'Before the Dance' is a piano solo by David Myers. And after Genesis, a wonderful interpretetation of the lovely GENTLE GIANT track 'Aspirations from The Power and the Glory (1974)'. Wow! Those extra vibraphones nicely increase the jazzy feel.

'Traveler' originates from the 1977 PFM album Jet Lag. Guest vocalist Mark Trueack comes from the Aussie prog group Unitopia (though this information is not mentioned in the leaflet). The next tracks is probably unfamiliar to non-Finnish, it's the best track 'Sameassa vedessä' from MATTI JÄRVINEN's sole album (1976), which is considered as a prog classic even though its progressivity isn't very notable - which is why one can't find it from the Archives. The Finnish lyrics are sung by female Mirja Lassila. The only choice in CD One that I'm not very happy with is the KING CRIMSON track 'One More Red Nightmare'. It is followed by 'To Take Him Away' from the eponymous 1972 album of the French SANDROSE. Respectably many countries are covered! YES's 'Time and a Word' features extended vocal arrangements by Jon Davison, who was shortly afterwards asked to join Yes.

In my opinion CD Two is not as pleasant. Easily the most annoying track on the whole set is UTOPIA's 'Singring and the Glass Guitar' (23:32) with all the naiive stroytelling and melodies that become earworms. The other long track is the alternative version of Samurai Of Prog's epic composition from "The Stories of H. P. Lovecraft". In between there are two more excellent prog covers, VDGG's 'Darkness' and RUSH's 'Jacob's Ladder'. No doubt this set deserves four stars.

 The Imperial Hotel by SAMURAI OF PROG, THE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.01 | 143 ratings

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The Imperial Hotel
The Samurai of Prog Crossover Prog

Review by Ovidiu

5 stars THE IMPERIAL HOTEL is the third album of the great band THE SAMURAI OF PROG,the guys have already released 2 excellent albums with cover songs!!This time,we have on this album only original compositions from the guys ,but the title track is in fact a composition of the Brit symphonic progressive band ENGLAND,from 1975!Robert Webb,the mastermind behind ENGLAND is giving here a serious hand on the new interpretation,and everything sound excellent in 2014 with a track composed almost 40 years ago!The first thing about this album is the amazing look,it's absolutelly stunning-a gorgeous digipack,with a massive 40 pages booklet conceived by Ed Unitsky and a cd which fits perfectly well inside the digipack,packed like a classic vinyl,in an envelope!The sensational artwork is breathtaking,very coloured and impressive,with great photos and all the informations about the musicians and the album !Musically speaking,we have al album of almost 1 hour of vintage prog rock,extremelly well composed and masterfully played by amazing musicians!The title track is a 28 minutes monster composition,very diverse and catchy,with plenty of musical twists and unexpected moments!All the guys in the band are on top of their technical skills,without being too demonstrative,just efficient and proud to deliver such high class prog rock!We have here influences from prog rock giants like YES....GENESIS....GENTLE GIANT...or more modern prog icons like THE FLOWER KINGS or SPOCK'S BEARD or ECHOLYN...great vocal harmonies a la Yes...and also a marvelous vintage sound,with a Rickenbacker bass guitar in front and great old school organ sound!Also,the drum sound is marvelous,all the sound is very organic and shows the unique fascination of this type of music!The mix is just perfect,it captures all what it has to,a great sound of the instruments and a production which puts in evidence the unique flavour of vintage prog rock.This album proves at 100 % that old school prog still has many things to offer to his fans and the charm of this music is timeless!Definitelly ,a musical triumph for TSOP,and the promise to have from this extremelly talented musiciand,great albums in the future!It seems that only sky is the limit for THE SAMURAI OF PROG!I dare to say that THE IMPERIAL HOTEL is almost a masterpiece album,everything is close to perfection-both music and look,presentation of the album!4.75 stars for me....rounded to 5!
 Secrets of Disguise by SAMURAI OF PROG, THE album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.97 | 94 ratings

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Secrets of Disguise
The Samurai of Prog Crossover Prog

Review by Ovidiu

5 stars So,here we have the second album of THE SAMURAI OF PROG band,2 years only after their sensational debut album!To be honest I had great expectations about this album,because the impressive level of musicianship shown on the first album was so promissing and full of hopes to get from the guys a marvelous following !And,my expectations have seriously get their reward-THE SECRETS OF DISGUISE is a major step forward,under all aspects,for our beloved band!First of all it's the fact that we have a double album,and this means more additional music compared to the first album-then the impressive artwork-trully superbe!The choice of the songs was-once again-very cleverly made,and the original material-something around 20 minutes,that's even more impressive!You can see at the descriptio of the album what are the tracks choosed,classic and solid old school prog-from ENGLAND,passing thru GENESIS-PFM-KING CRIMSON-VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR-RUSH-YES-RUSH-among others!Really impressivesongs of this prog rock icons-and,definitelly-there'a serious challenge to try to bring a new dimension to the music of this maestros of prog in 2013!But TSOP are some amazing magicians and they managed ,in big style, to bring back to live,with new versions,this amazing classic prog rock compositions!I like the production-it's solid,not at all overproduced,with mindblowing crystal clear effects-it's sober and trully professional made!The impressive technical skills of our musicians are sensational-and the help get from other unbelieveble musicians involved in this project-is magical too! Just take a look at the list of the guests-it's almost scarry to see all of those great names on one album!All of them give a serious hand to the guys in TSOP to produse great versions of the songs choosed!It's very difficult and subjective to choose which track is the best one,I see al the material of the album in a very organic and monolythic way-all are very solid,diverse and strong!So,to sum up,this SECRETS OF DISGUISE is ,no doubt about that,a very strong prog rock album of cover songs and original compositions -a triumph for the amazing trio of the musicians which are the core of the band-and they have endless inspiration and a huge potential to offer in the future other amazing albums!For me 4.5stars rounded to 5 ,because albums like this are more and more rare nowadays,SECRETS OF DISGUISE is made with burning passion for prog music and shows what huge inspiration is this beautiful music forever!
 Secrets of Disguise by SAMURAI OF PROG, THE album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.97 | 94 ratings

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Secrets of Disguise
The Samurai of Prog Crossover Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Multinational ensemble THE SAMURAI OF PROG first appeared in 2009 as contributors to some of the Colossus series of concept albums, planned and organized by the Finnish prog organization Colossus and released by French label Musea Records. Initially a duo consisting of Finland based, Italian musician Marco Barnard and Finnish musician Kimmo Pörsti, later with US musician Steve Unruh added to the core band. But rather than restricting themselves to the talents of those three musicians, guest musicians have been involved too. Especially when the band decided to make an album of their own. This production, "Undercover", appeared in 2011 and consisted first and foremost of cover tunes with a few minutes of original music thrown in for good measure.

Come 2013 and The Samurai of Prog returns with their second album. A double feature this time around, but pretty much set up in a similar manner as their debut album: A lot of cover tunes and a few items of original material flavoring the proceedings.

The cover tunes are bye and large enjoyable excursions into rather varied parts of the symphonic progressive rock universe. Playful Italian prog and Gentle Giant oriented material with jazzy flavoring side by side with accessible, melodic varieties of the style closer to the likes of Camel as well as a ballad from Yes and a few items of darker sounding, brooding material pulled from the archives of bands such as King Crimson and Van der Graaf Generator. The Samurai of Prog generally sticks to a faithful rendition of these compositions, they don't try to revolutionize these more or less classic songs but they don't try to replicate them either. Subtle alterations is a feature for all the songs covered, with arrangement and instrument choices as well as a somewhat larger emphasis on certain instrument features or expressions the main variations given to the different songs. Sometimes to good effect and at other times not quite as much, most likely depending on just how close a relationship you have to the song in question. For me personally, their take on Aspirations by Gentle Giant lacked the magic of the original as I'm probably to accustomed to and to fond of the sheer superficial simplicity of the original, the cover version here containing a few too many details for my taste. Other pieces came across as much more charming, and most charming of all for me their take on Utopia's "Singring and the Glass Guitar". A tongue in cheek epic composition on all levels, as a fantasy fiction fan and as someone who have spent a few hours of my life playing computer role playing games this songs brought frequent smiles to my face.

But the general tendency of these songs residing somewhere in the symphonic progressive rock universe is probably the most important bit of information for those curious about this double CD, and I might also add that all the songs covered has been given if not a modern then at least more of a timeless mix and production, which at least to younger listeners most likely will make these cover versions worthwhile checking out for this detail alone.

The most impressive tracks at hand are the original ones however. Like on their debut album David Myers is at hand again with a splendid piano introduction to one of the classic pieces of progressive rock, in this case it serves as an introduction to the band's take on Genesis Dancing with the Moonlit Knight. And while it does take a bit of time to get accustomed to some of the vocal parts in it, the Gothic-flavoured dark symphonic exploration of Lovecraft's spine chilling tale about Charles Dexter Ward is another clear highlight. Previously released on a conceptual tribute to Lovecraft, but on this double CD presented in an alternative arrangement - nice.

The clear highlight for me was the playful, diverse and rather jolly Sweet Iphigenia however. From medieval folk music through vintage oriented symphonic progressive rock to jazzrock and back again, this item is a celebration of the 70's progressive spirit given a contemporary coating, and a tune I suspect was challenging, frustrating but also sheer fun to create and record. An excellent piece of progressive rock in it's own right.

All in all, "Secrets of Disguise" is a solid album by this multinational project. A taste for symphonic progressive rock is needed, and an open mind as far as cover versions are concerned, but if you recognize yourself in such a description this is a double CD that should provide you with plenty of enjoyable listening. And, at least for me, the 20 or so minutes of original material presented the proverbial icing on the cake.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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