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Thieves' Kitchen


Eclectic Prog

3.63 | 90 ratings

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3 stars Impressive, but strangely not essential.

Impressive is the word: 75 minutes of old school Crimsonesque folk prog done with expertise and application. Good news for the newbie!

The person who listens to this record and never EVERn heard any folk scandinavian stuff before will probably think he discovered the album of the year. And who am I to disagree? Lushious keyboards with King Crimson feeling bonus, flutes and sax (which gives extra fairy atmosphere), theremin and, the whole 9 yards! Even with the best intentions in the world, this album stays in my collection in the bin of: dispensable.

In the term of 'been there, done that', The Water Road is certainly a good example. I'm not saying in any way this is a bad record but sorry, it's just soooo 1994. If I had money to start over my collection, I'd prefer giving a chance to Anglagard (even if some ex-members of the band plays here!), Sinkadus, King Crimson or Gentle Giant as a principle that they done it first, they created the movement, they innovated; not Thieve's Kitchen.

It seems such a sad attitude to take time and effort to come up with a (too often) dull and predictable album that just repeats the same musical effects that made the fame and reputation of the genre.

Thieve's Kitchen suffers from the 'Boy who cried Wolf' syndrome, too bad.

Menswear | 3/5 |


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