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3.11 | 72 ratings

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3 stars Get a load of the cover!

Okay, this is not the most exciting thing around but it's still a decent record with some good melodies to offer and to sing along. The tendency of getting a harder sound is strong in progressive rock, and rock in general frankly. Quidam is still of the 'Camel-Galleon-Pallas' school of rock: non heavy and mellow oriented (the Fifth Season for example) music, with some (unadventurous) flute and rather dull keyboard solos.

Despite being a lighter prog band, Quidam's surREvival is offering a change of season compared to the aggressivity surrounding us. Some songs will probably please your girlfriend and even inspire slow dancing at moments! Sometimes the band is flirting too much with Chris deBurgh (Queen of Moulin Rouge) but some Porcupine Tree riffs are here (thank you lord) and even some scratching here and there! The flute is, as I said, giving a sober but still decorating texture. Overall, they try to put some modernity into a somewhat worn style.

Quidam is not the best thing since sliced bread but they make sympathical little pieces of music. I mean come on, just the cover is inspiring sympathy!

The granny on the cover is representing well Quidam's motto: The old flirting with the New.

Menswear | 3/5 |


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