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FLOATING TANGIBLILTY

Primitive Instinct

 

Neo-Prog

2.91 | 21 ratings

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progrules
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3 stars Well, looking at the reviews or better: the lack of reviews and just 4 ratings so far this isn't a very wellknown band. I have this CD for over 10 years now but I do remember it wasn't easy to get hold of. Why I wanted to buy it ? Because of a great song called Slaves which was to be found on a Cyclops sampler back then. It was one of the best songs on the sampler so I wanted to check them out some more.

I can't say it was disappointing really, this band is a very nice one in the neo prog category. So I can also relate to the average score so far, somewhere between 3 and 4 stars seems just about ok to me. But it's time to say some more about this album. It can roughly be divided in two parts: the first 5 songs are somewhat mellow, almost sweet sounding neo prog. The second part (last 5 songs) are more energetic and also more interesting compositionwise. If Slaves (3rd track) and Circles (9th track) would trade places on the disk it would even be entirely correct where my statement is concerned.

It almost goes without saying that for my personal taste the second halve of the album is my absolute favourite part. The songs are more inventive and contain very catchy instrumental passages (especially Slaves, 11-11 and Keep on Running). Hypnotic is the instrumental of the album and is really one of the better tracks. Triludan is the epic but in that sense a little disappointing, I always expect a lot of the longer tracks but this is not too special.

All things considered it's a really tough call between 3 and 4 stars because of the mentioned 50-50 score in quality. I'm afraid I will have to round down to 3 because I agree that this is not really essential for prog history, it's more of a nice album. And then for those who like sympathetic sounding neo prog.

progrules | 3/5 |

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