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    Posted: June 06 2005 at 22:28

Little Atlas is the best new prog band I've heard in years. If I recall, I've heard some comparisons to Spock's Beard, which are unfounded because Little Atlas is better (with this album being on par with Spock's all-time best, Beware of Darkness). Historical references: you hear a bit of the atmosphere of Genesis, the expertise of Yes, the quirkiness of Gentle Giant. Where to start: the musicianship from everyone is excellent (the one downside - a bit too much guitar from the King Crimson Discipline era). The vocals are interesting and unique: so many prog singers are either Gabrielesque, or airy fairy Anderson, but the vocals are - in a happy way - more similar to someone belting out fantastic tales at an old pub. The songs are epic in structure and very serendipitous, yet somehow Little Atlas manages to achieve in say, 7 minutes, what might take a lesser band 14 minutes. Each track is a mini-epic. But the best quality is the songwriting: the melodies are timeless, remarkable, and stay with you. This is a great album recommended to any prog fan. www.littleatlas.com

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2005 at 00:48
I haven't heard it yet but I have their first album "Surface Serene" and that album is VERY good. 4-stars I would say. My only problem with the first album was that it had a few "filler" songs that seemed a bit too neo-proggish and mellow but the few are outweighed by the rest of the superb songs on the album
Best of 2006 that I've heard:
PFM-Stati Di Immaginazione
Zenit-Surrender (Best "unknown" album)
Oaksenham - Conquest of Pacific
2007:
Phideaux - Doomsday Afternoon
La Torre Del Alchimista - Neo
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2005 at 23:14

Originally posted by dalt99

I haven't heard it yet but I have their first album "Surface Serene" and that album is VERY good. 4-stars I would say. My only problem with the first album was that it had a few "filler" songs that seemed a bit too neo-proggish and mellow but the few are outweighed by the rest of the superb songs on the album

dalt99! Again! Separated at birth?

Wanderlust is awesome!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 08 2005 at 05:04
It's on my short list of new CDs to buy. That's for sure!
Best of 2006 that I've heard:
PFM-Stati Di Immaginazione
Zenit-Surrender (Best "unknown" album)
Oaksenham - Conquest of Pacific
2007:
Phideaux - Doomsday Afternoon
La Torre Del Alchimista - Neo
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2005 at 20:34
Little Atlas - Wanderlust (that's the latest release) is absolutely fabulous.

Highly recommended stuff!!
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