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AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE

Sunchild

 

Crossover Prog

4.08 | 203 ratings

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ale73
5 stars Some records have a winning title; some records have a winning cover art. So you are impressed by them at first sting. In this case both the cover art and the title are winning. And when you listen to the music you are sure your first impression was right.

I would say that, among all the projects of the prolific composer Antony Kalugin, this record is my favorite one and in my opinion it is also the most ambitious. It is very difficult to categorize this piece of music: you can say it is prog, but it is at the same time teathrical, emotional, epic and even romantic, with echoes of world music and gothic melancholy (for me the right moment to listen to it is the night). What impressed me from the first listen is the voice: ethereal and dreamy to say the least, it is very emotional and warm in all its shades and someway reminds me of Kate Bush. But the music is no less: it is enough to take an eye to the list of musician and instruments (guitars, keyboards but also alto sax, oboe, flute, accordion, viola, violin, cello') to understand the richness of it all.

All the songs are almost perfect and it is difficult to choose some highlights, but if I have to, I would go for the title track, the 15- minute long 'Stars of Cardiff Bay', 'Mirrors' (I remember it was the first song that impressed me when I saw them for the first time in concert) and above all the ethereal 'Visionary sights'.

ale73 | 5/5 |

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