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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars This album caught me by surprise, oh yeah. Since their former singer, the magnificent Emila Derkowska, left the band I thought Quidam was through and their first album with the new singer only enhanced this feeling. Even thought I liked their DVD with this line up (see my review for further details) it did not really changed my opinion. I wouldnŽt had bothered to listen to this new CD if a friend of mine hadnŽt insistied on borrowing it to me. He told me I would like it and later I found out he was right.

Alone Together represents in many ways the band heading back to their prog roots, but in a different way. Forget their previous CDs, all of them. And listen to a new Quidam (I think they should have changed the name, but...). The music is pleasant and inspired. Sometimes their sound ressemble a bit of their polish coleagues, the lengendary Collage. Or Satellite. Some jazz rock leanings here and ther also. But the sound is pretty much original, melodic prog at its best, with great guitar, keyboards and flute interplay. New singer Bartek Kossowicz handles his duties with confidence, passion and precision. Not one of the most technical vocalists around but his voice has a freshness and a vulnerability that is quite compelling.

As a whole new band, this CD is very good. As long as you donŽt compare it with their earlier stuff, youŽll probably enjoy it a lot, specially if youŽre into neo prog, but not only. A nice surprise by a band I had lost all hopes about. IŽm glad I was wrong.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |


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