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Prog Folk

3.46 | 44 ratings

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4 stars This record is among the most progressive ones of the year 1977. The airs change very often, and the delightful music has nothing to envy from the classic prog bands of the 70's. The music is shared between vintage keyboards and polyphonic synthesizers, which contribute to create rich layers and sequences of often complex music. Au menu, Fender Rhodes, piano, Italian progressive moog keyboards, harpsichord and clavinet among others. The similitudes are multiple: Gentle Giant, Gryphon, Happy The Man, Mike Oldfield and some funny parts reminding the prog fairytale "Peter And The Wolf". There is a complex European folkier tendancy reminding Gryphon themselves in a bit simpler manner. There are many instruments involved. The VERY theatrical lead vocals sound between Gilbert Becaud, Michel Fugain and Patrick Bruel. The bass is very bottom and present. The majority of the album deserves between 4.5 and 5 stars. There are a couples of only "good" tracks.

Rating: 4.5 stars

greenback | 4/5 |


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