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The Far Meadow



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4 stars You know, good things take time, in general. I already was impressed by the sophomore effort 'Given The Impossible' from this London based band. Which sees fabulous singer Marguerita Alexandrou taking part for the first time. That was three years ago. And now the follower album, again released on Bad Elephant Music, appears as another matured issue. Health food in terms of the artistical approach. I'm simply thankful for such inspired songs. Produced by a stable line up, which also includes a compelling staff of musicians taking care of guitar, bass, keys and drums. I can certify a well balanced rate of vocal presence and instrumental scope, which means room for some solo excursions will be scheduled too.

An entertaining composition - the extended Travelogue immediately requires full concentration. I would especially highlight Eliot Minn's widely varied keyboard presence due to hammond, piano, (church) organ, strings, synths aso. The tricky Mud is showing diverse tempo changes and multiple heavy guitar tracks offered by Denis Warren. Decorated with amazing piano lines The Fugitive also evolves to a real band showpiece. Produced by a homogenous unity 'Foreign Land' leaves nothing to be desired. With roundabout fifty minutes running time this album is highly entertaining, anything but overproduced music. This means I'm sure they are able to transfer their skills and spirit to the stage in the same way, well and truly. Definitely a must have for neo and symphonic prog connoisseurs.

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