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Magic Pie


Symphonic Prog

3.83 | 280 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars Another Nordic band which starts first song with nature sounds. Other one is Moon Safari's Blomljud of course. I'm talking about

"Change", song which offers sudden change, neat guitar riff. After then we get theme of this album. Famous riff which appears in maybe 20 minutes (of total 74) here, present on three different tracks. "Give me your hand and I show you the world". He's right, but beware, this is a world of past times or, if you want, history. Another good work of joining 70s with modern prog rock. Maybe something from heavy metal, because guitars here are quite heavy. Particulary this song is very unique in one this. It's very long, but has also taken heavy burden of (also) heavy sound. It's nothing like normal prog, this is unique style which you won't heard often. And it's not collection of, for example four of five shorter songs (as ussual), this contains just two. And to blend them together and stretch them to 20 (!) minutes without losing quality, that's hard. Or maybe there is more songs, depends on what you rate as song he in bigger composition of 20 minutes. Something may be connected, some parts divided and scattered through the song. It doesn't matter much to be exact sure about number, more important thing is the change. Or The Change if you please. Overall feeling is that after many changes which you'll do in life, you want to return to your home, which is symbolized by theme melody (can in prog album be theme ?). I have to admit that for few first listens, I've listened just this theme (really bad term, but what else, title melody maybe). And after many listens, it started to become less interesting (from godly heights it descended to our mortal realm)

Maybe yes, except this in "Illusion & Reality, part 1", basic tune can be heard from 5:58-6:54, extended version is after it towards the end of song. I'm quite glad that finally, I found one of the most melodic songs (or song parts, as it's on more than one songs, sometimes only touched a little bit, sometimes full song). As I see, there are two types of songs. Firs one, heard in Change and Illusions (except part 3 - of course, where the heck it part 2 is interesting question, but I take this as just nice joke) and then other one's, Motions Full Without Dream. Which are good, but different. And it's important thing here, because I had to get over Theme, to fully appreciate other ones. But can I blame it for being so catchy ? In fact, it's not the crime, nor it makes it less interesting and qualified to be masterpiece. Everything in me screams that this is the right choice. Traditional sound of 70s is very prominent here and this is something I can really enjoy. And appreciate. And after all, there's nothing bad about this music sounding like 70s. To have music as some genre is not bad at all.

Five stars for reminding good old times with new style. It's heavy, it's melodic, it's intelligent.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


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