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Asia Minor


Symphonic Prog

4.16 | 315 ratings

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5 stars Second album from Asia Minor, released in 1980, more known than 1979's Crossing The Line, and more advanced. Released in such a time that prog was in descent, it's quite brave and quickly gets high titles. Unfortunately, few people know this, even fewer in Turkey. Fortunately, it was reissued in 2016.

"Nightwind" opens with bass and as expected; guitar, synth and flute joins with a relatively fast rhythm. Good opening, then song relaxes with synchronized guitar and piano. Soon, flute and some guitar takes you away towards ending.

"Northern Lights" is only song that has different note scale than others. Opening with keyboard, then suddenly entering guitars, then again relaxing. Good usage of synth and flute.

"Boundless" is just 3 minutes, guitars dominate this with emotional lyrics.

"Dedicace" upstands with breathtaking flute, and helper guitars. Later on, keyboard starts to dominate.

"Lost in a Dream Yell" starts with rain effect. Strange, effect continues for 2-3 minutes with playing music. Then song closes with a flute solo.

"Dreadful Memories" is the end of album, fast, and a show of bass and keyboards. A fade-out effect is present at the ending.

Conclusion: Excellent melodies everywhere, with carefully processed (sometimes two instruments together) solos and good lyrics (no Turkish here). Organ-effect keyboard is another bonus for me. Highly recommended masterpiece even for non prog listeners. 8.7/10

ctasan | 5/5 |


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