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Symphonic Prog

3.01 | 49 ratings

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3 stars To release your debut album in the prog genre in 1979 was rather hazardous. It wasn't very much in the mood any longer to say the least.

This album, while holding several symph number also features several harder or more art-rock oriented music : "Aim At The Head" or "Your Breath Enjoyer" for instance which style is difficult to identify. The song goes in too many directions. It changes from style almost every thirty seconds.

Throughout this album, there are lots of keys of course, but guitar as well like like during "Dawn Dancer". Usually with an almost hard attack.

"Heavy, Like a Child" is probably the weakest song on this album. The opener being the most attractive one, while the instrumental "Grace" features nice mellotron and a powerful melody. Great guitar break as well.

Lyrics for "You're Free, I Guess" are very poor. It's a pity because the instrumental parts are quite good. The very pompous "King of Clouds" is appealing as well. Aerial vocals and very melodic guitar. Background keyboards are superb. This is the most symphonic song of this album and the one I prefer.

The closing number should have been an all instrumental. Vocals are pretty weak.

If you can make abstraction of some poor vocals, this album might please you. Nothing essential though. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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