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Magic Pie


Symphonic Prog

3.84 | 280 ratings

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Formed in 2001,MAGIC PIE are band hailing from Norway,who play an energetic and rich-sounding prog rock deeply rooted in the seventies.In 2005 they signed with the Swedish label ''Progress records'',which published their debut CD ''Motions of desire''.

Although this 74-min. work contains three tracks ranging from 10 to 20 minutes,it is a classic example of a group,who tries to create easy-listening prog rock,focusing on strong melodies and energetic grooves without lacking in technique and progressiveness.Reminds you of another band?Yes,actually MAGIC PIE sound a lot like SPOCK'S BEARD or even THE FLOWER KINGS.The album is dominated by smooth vocals,also some nice vocal harmonies,strong guitar work,and there is also tons og great Hammond organ,for all those who love the classic prog sound of GENESIS,E.L.P. and GENTLE GIANT.Some tracks covered by leading solos will remind you of ''Clutching at straws''-era MARILLION,while there are also plenty of hard rockin' parts in the vein of KANSAS or URIAH HEEP,enrichened by nice keys/guitar interplays,dynamic vocals by Eirikm Hanssen and fast tempos.This is an absolutely satisfuing release for all fans of both vintage and modern prog rock.If you can't get enough of a sound close to the likes of SPOCK'S BEARD,then MAGIC PIE are definitely what you are looking for.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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