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4.13 | 329 ratings

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4 stars This kind of album is only possible because of the later digital technology which can accommodate non-stop music with duration of more than 23 minute. If by the time Jethro Tull was making "Thick as A Brick" or "A Passion Play" the technology was already there, I'm sure they would make it one song as well, like this album by Echolyn. Echolyn is fortunate because by the time they have this musical idea, the recording technology was ready to accommodate nonstop music even until the maximum duration of the CD: 80 minutes. The Flower Kings is a good example of bands who have maximized the maximum space of a CD.

The first listening experience of "Mei" was when I watched the live DVD where this album was performed in its entirety with string players. It's an interesting live show and from then on I started to enjoy the CD. Looking at the varied musicians in this record, this is not just the performance of Echolyn but also with a strong backup from additional musicians who play string section.

The music itself, which comprises only one single track non-stop, provides a total adventure for listeners through the journey of Echolyn band and string section players. From my experience listening to this track, I assure you that you would not regret owning this album. The band brings us, masterfully, through excellent delivery of their music augmented with powerful string section. For me personally, it's a great joy listening to this album from start to end. Recommended. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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