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KORNELYANS: NOT AN ORDINARY LIFE

Korni Grupa / Kornelyans

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.05 | 46 ratings

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Suedevanshoe
4 stars Korni Grupa morphed into Kornelyans somehow and made an excellent record of dynamic progressive rock. Overall, the music is characterized by piano/synth/guitar interplay with theatric, almost RPI vocals.

Looking at the cover, the song "Gereration 42" is highlighted, maybe this was a regional hit. It does begin slowly, the english lyrics nostalgic and syrupy. Great acoustics and synths about 2 and a half minutes in - ELP esqe. It's a full on prog fest from there, with haunting, fast paced guitar fed melodies leading the way. More vocals 4 and a half minutes in, still nostalgic, reflecting on childhood memories and dreams. The acoustic guitar and bright washes of synth close this fine tune.

This is solid prog. If you are starting with the genre, listen to Close to the Edge and Selling England by the Pound and ELP and In the Court of the Crimson King first. I've you need more and crave the old and obscure, seek out Not an Ordinary Life. While not a blockbuster, the record is consistently interesting, enthralling, and accessible.

4+

Suedevanshoe | 4/5 |

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