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Mr. Gil



3.40 | 24 ratings

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3 stars While Poland's Mr. Gil would perhaps generally be regarded as neo-prog, their latest release, I Want You to Get Back Home breaks from the standard and presents a collection of quasi singer songwriter tunes that are extremely laid back and majestically orchestrated. Don't be expecting 'dude with a guitar' type music here, although this does remind me a bit of the 'indie' thing. That out of the way, and the fact that I usually hate this type of music, I was thoroughly impressed with Mr. Gil's arrangements. While the songs are generally more 'indie' and less prog, I honestly cannot complain about the production of the album, the performances, or the orchestrating, all of which are magnificent and fit the music perfectly. Mr. Gil delivers heartfelt and emotional vocals backed by an assortment of piano and strings which provide lush atmosphere and texture as a background for well delivered vocals. For the most part, the songs are pretty somber, which I'm a fan of; however, my only complaint is that they don't seem to present enough variety for me. At the same time, I suspect that people who are fans of this genre would probably disagree with me on this point. In the end, this kind of music isn't really of album that I could sit straight through, devoting 100% attention from start to finish, it's perfect for a randomized playlist and would give good variety to any collection. Although it's not an 'essential' prog album, fans of the genre will probably absolutely love this one.
Progulator | 3/5 |


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