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VIER

Perfect Beings

 

Crossover Prog

4.07 | 137 ratings

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Booba Kastorsky
5 stars I rarely post 5 stars review, because IMHO 5 stars means something extraordinary. This album is close to it. It's packed with great melodies and hooks, clever arrangements and inventive solos.

Style? Really hard to say: one piece sounds like acoustic ballad, next - electronica, next- dreamy piece a-la classic Pink Floyd, then something that sound like a bit of Yes. Besides, there are lot of short, but tasteful and beautiful sax solos. There is even a piece of orchestral classical music that sounds a bit similar to Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade! And very good vocal!

Is it what they call "prog"?

And all of those pieces blended together in very clever and smooth way, so they don't sound disjointed. And it doesn't have any weak tracks!

A reviewer on Amazon called this album a modern Tiles of Topographic Ocean. I don't think this is a compliment, because Vier is better! I disagree: I love classic Yes (not that circus that called "Yes" now!), but even bigger fans of the Tiles admit it has many boring and inconsistent moments.

As a contrast, Vier does not! I listened to it probably eight or ten times already, and each time I discovered something new and interesting. And I'm sure I have some new discoveries ahead!

And did I mention that sound quality is pretty good?

Booba Kastorsky | 5/5 |

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