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Yleclipse - Songs from the Crackling Atanor CD (album) cover





3.48 | 46 ratings

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3 stars Some purveyors of Genesis-esque neo-prog get the hump if you insinuate that there's a whiff of Dungeons & Dragons fantasy about their music - Marillion even in the early phases of the Fish era took great umbrage at being dismissed as music about goblins solely on the basis of Grendel, for instance. Somehow, however, I don't think Yleclipse mind those perceptions so much - not when there's such a medieval atmosphere permeating their music, or when the cover art prominently shows a party of adventurers led by a wizard riding on the back of a dragon.

Proving adept at adapting the Genesis style, Yleclipse to my ears seem to tackle a "what if" - what if, after the medievalism of Trespass and the Victorian whimsy of Nursery Cryme, Genesis had gone back and made some sort of fusion of the two, leaning on Victorian-era romanticisation of the medieval period in order to attain an atmosphere with one foot in nostalgia and one foot in fantasy? They'd sound approximately like this, though probably with a somewhat more tasteful mix.

Warthur | 3/5 |


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