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The Pink Mice


Symphonic Prog

3.68 | 18 ratings

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4 stars Outstanding symphonic prog band coming from Germany badly influenced by classical music,I think even more than EMERSON,LAKE & PALMER...Actually this can be named as a side project of the heavy progressive act LUCIFER'S FRIEND without their singer...Seems like the members of this act had a dream of creating a classical music inspired album...

And the result is of extremely high quality...Even you're not familiar with classical music,you will be able to recognize in this effort popular classical music pieces of Bach or Beethoven transformed by THE PINK MICE into symphonic rock anthems in a unique way!...The musicianship is just excellent and for the most port of the album you will listen to beautiful piano and great synths meeting the guitar-,drum- and bass lines sounding like the rock way the giant composers of the past would have created their symphonies if they were able to have a rock instrumentation in their hands...Apart of this the thing doesn't stop here...Here and there you will manage to recognize some fusion/jazzy musicianship under the symphonic anthems...The LUCIFER'S FRIEND influece is also evident in some really complex heavy prog moments...All this package in one album that sounds just great...

I will dare to compare this band with ELP or even better with early BEGGAR'S OPERA in terms of style and equal musicianship despite not being all that famous in prog rock circles...Symphonic maniacs,this was made for you!For all the others,you need to give this album a try,it worths it!...Rating?...Well,this album deserves 3.5 stars the least...But considering its year and country of release (1971,so early and Germany is mostly known for its jazz- and kraut rock bands) I'll rate this one with 4 stars at least without hesitation!

apps79 | 4/5 |


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