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3 stars A taste of Anekdoten in concert.

So, nowadays i could say that Anekdoten is my favourite modern prog band since sometime ago i have been enjoying their music more and more until i simply fell in love with it and cannot stop listening to their music.

I bought this EP the last year when i was actually looking for A Time of Day in a local store, i didn`t reach my goal in that moment but i was lucky enough to get this EP anyway. I hope to see this band someday in concert, it would be one of my biggest dreams now, but i am not saying that just because of this Live EP, not at all actually if you want some Anekdoten live get the Live in Japan album, Waking the Dead is the name which is simply amazing and will cause you goosebumps, this one is a worth listening anyway.

Live EP released in 1997 features only 4 songs, Karelia and The Flow from their debut Vemod, Nucleus from that self-titled album, and A Way of Life which was an improvisation ala King Crimson, (we all know that Anekdoten`s music is influenced by KC), the lenght of the album is about 25 minutes but believe me that 25 worth listening minutes, all the songs are excellent played how it should be, a band that sometimes sounds better in concert than in the studio albums, is a big band. You will listen to a lot of mellotron, an excellent bass playing and a heavy side of progressive rock that will make your day.

I like this EP a lot and if i want to listen to some of their music, i could play this without any problem, but in my opinion if you want to hear something of them in concert, please get either (or both) the Waking the Dead or the Official Bootleg albums, or if you only want a fast taste, get this EP.

Due to its great 25 worth listening minutes, i will give it 3 stars, but actually i would say this is only for fans.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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