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erik neuteboom
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4 stars I remember vividly that I listened to Galleon their just released debut CD entitled Lynx in the early Nineties. Their simple but tasteful sound appealed to me, especially the compelling parts featuring fat synthesizer flights, deep Moog Taurus bass pedals and dramatic vocals with a bit melancholical undertone.

After many years this new album is my renewed musical meeting with Galleon and I notice that they have matured in all ways. Remarkably is the amount of fluent songs with bombastic climates, fiery guitar solos, propulsive guitar riffs and flashy synthesizer runs like in A.I. (wonderful bass pedal sound), The Assemblers (from sparkling piano to blistering wah-wah guitar), Signals, the titletrack (howling guitar and intense Mellotron waves), Machine Mother (flashy synthesizer solo) and Lightworks. My highlight on this CD is the composition Men And Monsters (almost 10 minutes), it contains lots of shifting moods and breaks, howling guitar, pleasant keyboard variety (organ, synthesizers and Mellotron) and a great final part with a bombastic atmosphere, the biting guitar solo and the slow synthesizer make it a progrock party!

I am sure this new Galleon album will appeal to many progheads, it sounds both accessible as pleasant and dynamic with good work on guitar and keyboards and the vocals add an extra dimension.

erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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