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Galasphere 347


Symphonic Prog

3.88 | 121 ratings

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5 stars Here's the new project of a super-group of musicians from White Willow, Anglagard and Henry Fool. The album is 3 long pieces for 41 minutes. It's no surprise that this is a return to the 70's symphonic prog rock. So we can hear some vintage sound with a modern production. The music is keyboard oriented but with some busy drums. The guitar is more of a support except for some breakout in the last song who is the highlight of the album The first song starts with some ambient music, The keys make their appearance that could remind us of the style of Glass Hammer with that distinctive bass sound, but the surprises is from the beautiful flute passage. The vocals are a bit weak, remind me of Tim Bowness and this is not the deepest lyrics I have heard, but does it matter? The second track is driven by some exquisite keyboards melodies again, and another surprise is coming with a trumpet part! The keys display some British influence of Camel while the drums patterns draw some similarity with a military march, a bit like the classical song of Ravel "Bolero". The third track picks up his momentum with an instrumental break and it's the beginning of a roller coaster ride of high emotion where the song gained some pace with some amazing symphonic prog rock. The guitar for the first time comes out of his shell before a return to the ambient style of the intro of the album. The drum part style of "Bolero" or what Pallas has done in "March of Atlantis" is back. This song displays all the moods of what we expect for an epic song. This is a really good first album from this band, just hope to hear more in the future... 4.6****
rdtprog | 5/5 |


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