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3.91 | 309 ratings

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5 stars This 42 minutes epic song or album started as a 7-minute piece that evolved into an extended piece because of the flow of inspiration that hit the musicians. The song starts where the band has left with "Quiet Storms"; some melancholic passage with piano, memorable choral note, and samples taken from film dialogue of the Great War. Then a Gilmour style guitar part kicks in from Lee Abraham back with the band. It is followed by some heavier parts that will become a recurrent themes throughout the whole thing. The band's music has never used so much spacey electronic effects and the keyboard never had so much space because Dean Baker is the one who has written the music and the orchestral arrangements. So the atmosphere of the music is different from previous albums except "Quiet Storms". There is some nice vocals work from Stuart and some welcome flute from Sarah Bolter. This is a modern prog album that is mixing the new and the old, the hard and the soft in a sweeping panorama of sound that reminds me at times that I was in the heart of the atmosphere of a movie. Naturally, this long piece is to listen as a whole and you will only want to hear more after the short 40 minutes. We have 12 minutes more of that as bonus tracks but those songs are a continuation of the whole story keeping the same mood of the whole epic.
rdtprog | 5/5 |


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