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3.53 | 124 ratings

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5 stars EPIDAURUS were a mid seventies German progressive outfit formed around 1976, and uniquely featured two keyboard players, Gunther Henne and Gerd Linke, with vocalist Christiane Wand, bassist Heinz Kunert and drummers Manfred Struck and Volker Oehmig. "Earthly Paradise" is definitely well rooted in the 70's progressive style of YES, PINK FLOYD and fellow German rockers, ELOY. Without a question this is an essential album to own with 5 truly magical tunes. This symphonically keyboard driven album is also supported by the angelic voice of Christiane Wand. EPIDAURUS were an example of a rather obscure but extremely talented symphonic rock act from Germany. Their style revolved around the incredible virtuosity of keyboardists Gerd Linke and Gunther Henne, both of whom will draw inevitable comparisons with the likes of WAKEMAN, MORAZ or EMERSON. This album carries that vintage Germanic penchant for transporting the listener into the outer reaches of the cosmos. Although no where near Schulze and Co., "Earthly Paradise" maintains steady and propulsive undulations of bass and sympathetic, massed keyboards making a wide use of structure and space. Without a question this album is a 70's analog vintage keyboardist wet dream with tons of mellotron, mini-moog, Hammond and piano. A beautiful album and a real gem of 70's Progressive Rock.
loserboy | 5/5 |


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