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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 1581 ratings

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4 stars This record has some excellent tracks, while others are decent but less retain the attention. The "Trilogy" track starts with a VERY impressive piano part, very expressive, complex and varied, accompanied by Lake's soothing voice, reminding me the talents of Patrick Moraz, Jurgen Fritz and Eddie Jobson; the second part is a complex combination of mini moog, drums and percussions, reminding some parts of the excellent Triumvirat's "Spartacus" album. "Living sin" is a weaker track: Lake rather uses odd voices, and the keyboards patterns are repetitive, although well played. The repetitive "Abbadon's bolero" sounds a bit like Triumvirat's "Dance on the volcano" track; I prefer the work on the Triumvirat's album.

On the other side of the album, the first track, "Endless enigma", takes too much time to start, and I find its rhythm too slow for the genre. "Fugue" is a wonderful complex piano track, which is, again, very expressive. "Endless enigma part 2" is excellent and very catchy. "From the beginning" is a beautiful acoustic guitar track accompanied by Lake's mellow voice, which can easily be played during a warm summer night, in front of a fireplace. On "The Sherriff", the loud Hammond organ and Lake's voice do sound at the same time in different orientations, which may be annoying for some people; this track ends with a fast and funny saloon piano. Finally, "Hoedown" can almost be danced, showing that the present rhythm is catchy and well addictive.

greenback | 4/5 |


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