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4.02 | 112 ratings

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5 stars After I listened to this album I was immediately in love with this music. I already knew the music of Erik de Beer with his Life Line Project and I have seen him play as a drummer, a guitarist, a keyboardist and a bass guitarist with several musical projects in Rotterdam and in our village, but this one hits the jackpot! On "2014" you get 16 tracks of happy and extremely passionate melodic symphonic rock compositions, all played by one man only. It should be heard to be believed, but all instruments are played equally well.

Beautiful symphonic guitar solos and great Moog & Hammond flights. Very dynamic drum parts and beautiful flute and acoustic guitar passages. I adored the sound of the Fender precision bass, both driving and melodic, made me immediately want to play the bass too!

"Interlude" sounds like the dreamed 70's symphonic instrumental with a beautiful flute part, a fantastic symphonic multi layered guitar part and some driving Moog flights. My favourite song is the romantic "Hot Summer Night Walk", a beautiful & dramatic symphonic theme played by the electric guitar, interrupted by a neat Moog whistle part and a great Rick van der Linden like harpsichord part.

There are only little vocal contributions on the album, but the cheery and somewhat na´ve "Injustice", sung by Ankie Jansen and the beautiful "The Hole", sung by LLP-singer Marion Brinkman fit in with the album perfectly.

When the last sounds of "Last Flight" have died away, my first impulse is to play the album again!

PP (Patty)

PP(Patty) | 5/5 |


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